Monday, January 31, 2011
Visiting Seattle Center
One of the best things about the 1962 Seattle World's Fair is the lasting impact it made on the city. While some cities have totally obliterated all traces of their fairs, such as New Orleans, the Seattle fair was always planned to become part of the landscape of the city. This is far more than just the very visible Space Needle, for much of the former fair is now known as the Seattle Center. It's a great collection of exhibit halls, museums, sculptures, fountains, a beautiful park and more. I'll be posting some modern day looks at what's there over time. For now, here's a view of the Space Needle and a nice banner that sums up much of the purpose of Seattle Center. Click on it to see a larger copy.