|Title||Space Needle foundation under construction, June 6, 1961 |
|Photographer||Dudley, Roger |
|Caption||The Howard Wright Construction Company broke ground at the Space Needle site on April 17, 1961. The result of a design collaboration among businessman Edward E. Carlson, architect John Graham and University of Washington architecture professor Victor Steinbrueck, the Space Needle was built for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition (World's Fair) in Seattle. With the addition of the final torch tower, the construction of the 600 foot Space Needle was completed on December 8. 1961. Seattle's Pacific Car and Foundry Company was the subcontractor for the steel fabrication and erection.|
In this photo, construction workers climb steel rebar in the 35-foot-deep, 120-foot-wide hole for the foundation of the Space Needle. More than 250 tons of rebar, and more than 2800 cubic yards of concrete went into the hole in order to counterbalance the Space Needle's eventaul 3700 tons of steel.
|Notes||Caption information source: Becker, Paula, and Alan Stein. The future remembered: The Seattle World's Fair and its legacy. Seattle: Seattle Center Foundation, 2011. p. 44.|
Stamped on verso with business stamp of Roger Dudley, Commercial Photographer, Seattle. Handwritten on verso: 42070B
Printed on lower right border on photo: Space Needle, John Graham & Co. Architects, Howard S. Wright Construction Co.
A schematic of the footprint of the Space Needle is printed in the lower left border of the photograph, with an arrow drawn to indicate the viewpoint.
|Subjects||Architecture—Washington (State)—Seattle; Building sites—Washington (State)--Seattle; Building—Washington (State)—Seattle; Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.); Construction—1960-1970; Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||Queen Anne (Seattle, Wash.); United States—Washington (State)—Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2005.6.9 |
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|Credit Line||Alfred H. Fast Collection on the Space Needle, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Alfred H. Fast Collection on the Space Needle |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||42070B |