Space Needle

Get a Sneak Peek Behind the Plywood and Wrap at Seattle’s Space Needle Remodel

Inside the Needle's makeover

Last week, the Seattle magazine team was invited to preview the changes in progress at the Space Needle. We donned hard hats, neon orange vests, safety glasses and gloves before hopping on the elevator and entering an active construction site. The grand reveal of the new observation deck is May 25, with no opening date…

Daria Kroupoderova

Space Needle Renovation Plans Embrace Future and Past

In some ways, what's old is new with the Needle's $100 million makeover.

The Space Needle architect’s model featured a tall glass barrier on the observation deck that was never built. Until now.

Knute Berger

Staying Power: Two Seattle Institutions Mark Big Milestones

While the last week or so saw its usual share of food news from relative newbies – Marination Ma Kai opening, Chino’s closing and the answer to the is-it-or-isn’t-it Fuji Bakery mystery – two grand-dames of the Seattle restaurant world were quietly kicking off new chapters in their very admirable histories. Palisade, Magnolia’s Marina-side seafood…

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An Even Tastier Reason to Go to the Space Needle for Dinner

Awesome as it is, most of us usually feel like we need a good reason to have dinner at the Space Needle’s restaurant, SkyCity. Your Uncle Bob and Aunt Harriet are visiting from Muskogee. Your boyfriend wants to put a ring on it. Or, as in the case of Seattle magazine’s own editor Rachel Hart,…

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Space Needle Writer-in-Residence: Knute Berger Lands the Coolest Gig Ever!

This just in! Knute Berger, Seattle mag’s editor-at-large and expert on all things Pugetopolis has landed the coolest gig ever: Space Needle Writer-in-Residence. As part of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Center landmark, Knute (or “Skip” as he’s known here around the office) has been commissioned to write the Needle’s official history. From its…

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