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February 4, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Last Seahawks flag raised over Seattle Space Needle

The Associated Press The Seattle Space Needle has flown the Seahawks 12th man flag during their Super Bowl run, and on Wednesday one last flag was raised on top of the landmark. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray raised the big blue flag that says “Thank You Seahawks” in white letters. Inslee and Murray pointed…

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January 16, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Seattle celebrates Blue Friday: Raising the 12th Man flag, downtown rally

After raising the 12th Man flag over the Space Needle early Friday morning, Hall of Fame left tackle Walter Jones gives his prediction for Sunday’s game: a 27-17 Seattle victory over Green Bay. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) It’s Blue Friday in the Land of the Seahawks. The city’s thoroughly amped for NFC Championship…

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July 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM

SPD: Reports of drone strike on Space Needle greatly exaggerated

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of a drone strike on the Space Needle were greatly exaggerated. On Tuesday evening, several guests at the Space Needle reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the landmark and possibly crash into an observation deck window, Seattle police said. The witnesses said they then saw the camera-equipped drone…

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January 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Police arrest armed felon at Space Needle fireworks show

Seattle police arrested a felon who was watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks show at Seattle’s Space Needle with a loaded handgun in his waistband. A citizen in the crowd of revelers gathered outside the Seattle landmark near Fourth Avenue North and Denny Way reported the man to an officer shortly before midnight. The officer watched the man from a distance while calling…

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November 27, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Ready to hang Christmas lights? Try the Space Needle at 600 feet

The Space Needle Christmas tree will be illuminated on Friday evening. (Photo by Rod Mar / The Seattle Times, 2007) It’s not the holiday season in Seattle until the Space Needle tree lights up. Made up of 1,200 lights and perched 560 feet above the ground (600 at the top), the tree will illuminate the skyline…

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October 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Tree design wins contest to top Space Needle

This design by Nicole Commins will be painted on top of the Space Needle soon (Space Needle photo) The Space Needle soon will be topped by trees. Nicole Commins, a Seattle graphic designer, submitted the winning entry for a new design atop the Space Needle. Commins’ winning artwork depicts tree tops in varying…

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August 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Space Needle Contest: Design icon’s paint job

The Associated Press  The roof of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle was repainted on Tuesday with the message “top this” to promote a new contest in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. The people who run this Seattle attraction want the public’s help in designing the Space Needle’s next paint job. KOMO-TV reports

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May 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Buzz Aldrin announces Tucson man as space flight winner

From Staff Reporter Mary Jean Spadafora: At the Space Needle this morning, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced that Gregory Schneider, 27, of Tucson, Ariz., won the Space Race 2012 competition. Schneider, a recent law-school graduate now doing a clerkship with an appeals-court judge, will take a 20-minute ride into suborbital space — once the spacecraft is built. Aldrin,…

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