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Recommended Reading on Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair

In case your inner Seattle Center nerd still isn't satisfied, go here for more history and memorabil

By Seattle Magazine Staff January 12, 2012


This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Seattle magazine.


The as-yet-unnamed Knute Berger history of the Space Needle
by Knute Berger
To be released in spring of 2012
Seattle magazine’s own editor-at-large is also the writer in residence at the Space Needle. He penned this history of the Needle in his office on the Observation Deck.

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair And Its Legacy
by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein and the staff of
$39.95; HistoryLink
This commemorative book gives a detailed account of the Century 21 Exposition, with interviews, a chronology of events and hundreds of vintage photos of this central occasion in Seattle’s history.


When Seattle Invented the Future: The 1962 World’s Fair
KCTS 9. Premiering February, 2012; visit for show times
This documentary compiles vintage video recordings and historical photographs to tell the story of the 1962 World’s Fair and how it grew from a single event to a Seattle game changer that left a lasting physical and civic legacy.

Learn about new events at the Space Needle, read up on its history, and share personal stories in this public “photo album” devoted to our beloved Space Age landmark.
The Seattle Center Foundation’s website includes details about dozens of upcoming anniversary celebration events.


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