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Eye of the Needle: “Spacelift” for Seattle’s Expo icon

Interview with Knute Berger, Seattle-based writer and consulting historian for the Space Needle

The Space Needle. Courtesy of Chad Copeland

Bureau International des Expositions

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle – built as the centrepiece of World Expo 1962 – recently unveiled a dramatic $100 million “spacelift”, notably featuring a revamped observation deck and the world’s first revolving glass floor. On this occasion, the BIE interviewed Knute Berger, consulting historian at the Space Needle and Seattle-based author, journalist and commentator.

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