|Title||Space Needle and Coliseum under construction, Seattle, 1961 |
|Caption||Pacific Car & Foundry designed a special centrally-located derrick and hoist to lift the Space Needle's steel beams. This photo shows the Space Needle in its early stages, probably during the summer of 1961.|
The Armory, being renovated as the fair's Food Circus, and now known as Center House, can be seen behind the base of the Space Needle. To the left, beyond the Armory building, one can see the four large girders which will support the Coliseum (now Key Arena) roof. Queen Anne Hill rises in the distant background.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: FAIRS, Seattle World's Fair, Space Needle construction.|
Caption information source: Seattle Times clippings from September 24, 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): September 19, 1961.
|Subjects||Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.); Building construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Structural frames--Washington (State)--Seattle; Remodeling--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hoisting machinery--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||1986.5.2797.4 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |