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Dec 05, 2015, 11:00 ET

T-Mobile New Year's at the Needle to Light up the Seattle Sky with a Rockin' Fireworks Display

The Space Needle will celebrate the arrival of 2016 with its 31st annual fireworks spectacular - T-Mobile New Year's at the Needle. For the third...

Nov 18, 2015, 12:50 ET

Space Needle Wins Top Award for Technical Innovation From World Federation of Great Towers

The Space Needle received the "Technical Innovation Award for Excellence" at the 2015 World Federation of Great Towers annual conference this week...

Aug 11, 2015, 13:25 ET

Space Needle's PanoCam Goes Live, First Tower in the US to Broadcast Continuous Scrolling Panoramic Images of City

 The Space Needle has launched PanoCam, a digital experience through which users can see high-definition, 360-degree panoramic images taken...

Jul 22, 2015, 16:36 ET

Space Needle Launches Free Virtual Reality App

 The Space Needle has launched Space Needle 360º, a free virtual reality mobile app featuring interactive, bird's eye views of Seattle...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:49 ET

Space Needle Presents the 30th annual New Year's at the Needle; T-Mobile is Exclusive Sponsor for Seattle's Biggest Celebration

The Space Needle plans to celebrate the New Year with its 30th annual fireworks spectacular. For the second time, hometown partner T-Mobile,...

Jul 24, 2014, 16:29 ET

Seattle's Space Needle Unveils a Look to the Future with New Digital and Mobile Experiences

 Built as a symbol of the future for the Age of Space 1962 World's Fair, Seattle's iconic Space Needle is once again embracing the promise of...

Jan 27, 2014, 14:15 ET
The Seahawks "12" Flag representing their fans flies atop the Space Needle and will be signed by the community and delivered to the team in New Jersey before Super Bowl XLVIII.  (PRNewsFoto/Space Needle)

From the Space Needle to New Jersey

 The Space Needle is honored to help bring the hometown spirit and pride of Seattle to New Jersey. The 25' x 35' "12" Flag, flown atop the...

Nov 12, 2013, 11:50 ET

Space Needle presents the 29th Annual "New Year's at the Needle"

Seattle will celebrate the arrival of 2014 with one of the world's largest structure-launched fireworks displays as the Space Needle presents...

Jul 10, 2013, 20:08 ET
Karen Olson has been named Vice President of Marketing for The Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle. (PRNewsFoto/Space Needle)

Karen Olson Joins Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass as Vice President of Marketing

The Space Needle, a Seattle landmark that has adorned Seattle's skyline and deepened Seattle experiences since the World's Fair, and Chihuly...

Oct 22, 2012, 21:25 ET
Space Needle to "Go Green" when a forest of trees is painted on the roof. First time the public has submitted designs. 6 were selected and over 100,000 votes were cast.  The Winner "Trees" received an overwhelming number of votes and will be painted as soon as the weather permits. It will remain on the roof until April 21, 2013, the Space Needle's 51st Anniversary.  (PRNewsFoto/The Space Needle)

Space Needle Roof to Go Green with a Forest of Trees!

The votes are in! Seattle resident Nicole Commins will be the first person to ever have their personal design painted atop the roof of the iconic...

Oct 01, 2012, 13:58 ET

Space Needle Announces Finalists in "Top Off Our 50th" Roof Painting Competition

Today the Space Needle announced six finalists for its "Top Off Our 50th" roof design competition, which kicked off on August 21. Designs are now...

Sep 14, 2012, 03:00 ET
The Space Needle is challenging the public to come up with a new color and design for the roof. This will top off the Needle's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Details at  (PRNewsFoto/The Space Needle)

One Week Left To Submit Designs For The Space Needle's 50Th Anniversary Wrap-up; "Top Off Our 50Th" Contest Garners National Attention

WHAT: The submission deadline for the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary "Top Off Our 50th" roof painting design is 11:59 pm PDT on...

Aug 21, 2012, 18:15 ET
The Space Needle is challenging the public to come up with a new color and design for the roof. This will top off the Needle's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Details at  (PRNewsFoto/The Space Needle)

Space Needle Asks the Nation to "Top Off Our 50th" with a Fresh Paint Job

In hushed tones in homes, bars and cafes throughout Seattle, a debate wages – Galaxy Gold or Astronaut White. Which hue is more suited for...

May 09, 2012, 23:56 ET
Finalists in Space Needle's Space Race 2012 walk the outer ring while solving puzzles to win a trip to Space.  Gregory Schneider of Tuscon and Sara Cook of Washington, DC, competed. Schneider was crowned the winner in celebration of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary.  (PRNewsFoto/The Space Needle)

Gregory Schneider of Tuscon wins Space Needle's Space Race 2012

Earlier this week, five finalists traveled to Seattle for the last leg of the Space Needle's Space Race 2012 program. After three days of physical...

Apr 18, 2012, 17:00 ET
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will present the winner of the Space Needle's Space Race 2012 competition with a sub-orbital flight to celebrate the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary. On the left is Ron Sevart, president and CEO of the Space Needle LLC.  (PRNewsFoto/Space Needle)

Space Needle Announces Finalists in Space Race 2012

Eight months after announcing Space Race 2012, a program that celebrates its iconic history, the Space Needle has chosen five lucky finalists to...

Feb 21, 2012, 19:45 ET

Send a Fellow Citizen to Space! Public Vote Open for 20 Space Race Semi-Finalists

 From 50,000 to 1,000 to 20, candidates for the Space Needle's Space Race 2012 are nearing the final competition. The program,...

Aug 23, 2011, 13:00 ET

Chihuly Garden and Glass Breaks Ground at Seattle Center

The official groundbreaking for the most comprehensive presentation of Dale Chihuly's artwork was held today on the 1.5 acre site at Seattle...

Aug 01, 2011, 10:00 ET

Space Needle Announces Program to Send an Adventurous Soul Into Space

Seattle's iconic Space Needle announced today that it will be sending someone from the general public into space in what it is calling Space Race...

Nov 12, 2008, 13:00 ET

The Space Needle Will Light a 'Tree For All' Tonight to Kick Off the Holiday Season

The Space Needle will host a special tree-lighting ceremony tonight, kicking off the holiday season in the Greater Seattle area with a new...

Aug 13, 2008, 01:00 ET


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New CEO Brings World-Class Attractions Experience to a Northwest Icon

SEATTLE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive nationwide search, the Space Needle Board of Directors today announced the selection of...