|Title||Space Needle construction detail, Seattle, 1961 |
|Caption||Howard S. Wright was the contractor for the Space Needle, and Pacific Car & Foundry, now PACCAR, fabricated and built the structure's steel framework.|
Judging by the fact that all legs are now in place, this photo, featuring signs for both companies, was probably taken in the fall of 1961. To the right, a steelworker watches as a section is hoisted by the centrally-located derrick to an upper level. Work sometimes had to be suspended when it was too windy.
|Notes||Signs in image include: Howard S. Wright, Constructors.|
Handwritten on sleeve: FAIRS, Seattle World's Fair, Space Needle construction.
Caption information source: Seattle Times clippings from September through November, 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; Construction industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Construction workers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Structural frames--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||1986.5.2797.3 |
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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. |