Space Needle - Kodachrome Slide

Seattle’s Space Needle is immediately recognizable as a city icon…at least to the folks around here.  But when I bought this slide from an eBayer in Arizona, it was described as “35mm Slide Parking Lot w/ Tower.”  Never heard it called a tower, but we can go with that.  Besides: If it had been labeled as “Space Needle” the photo would have sold before I got to it!

This Kodakchrome slide is not dated; I would time it circa late 1970s or early 1980s.  The SkyLine level – added 100-foot up in 1982 – does not appear on the structure.  Cars in the scene include a Plymouth Volare, 1963-ish Ford Falcon, BMW 320i and Volvo station wagon.  The structure behind the man’s head is the track for the Monorail – another Seattle icon.

If you can’t get enough of the Space Needle, take a look at its timeline on Intersect.  Also, check out some of the Space Needle shots I’ve taken over the years:

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