|Title||Early stage in the construction of the Space Needle, Seattle, 1961 |
|Caption||The first concrete for the Space Needle was poured on May 22, 1961, and Pacific Car & Foundry (now PACCAR) began work on the steel superstructure. When this photo was taken, some of the leg segments had been placed in position. The company designed a special derrick and hoist that grew upwards along with the structure to lift the sections of the Space Needle into place. |
|Notes||Signs in image include: Steel fabricated and erected by Pacific car & Foundry Co., Structure Division.|
Handwritten on sleeve: FAIRS, Seattle World's Fair, Space Needle construction progress.
Caption information source: Seattle Times clippings from September 24 and October 1, 1961 in Gibbons Scrapbook, MOHAI Library.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 26, 1961.
|Subjects||Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.); Building construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Structural frames--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Construction workers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Scaffolding--Washington (State)--Seattle; Cities & towns--Washington (State)--Seattle; Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Queen Anne (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2825.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |