Seattle’s Space Needle painted original gold for anniversary

SEATTLE (AP) — The roof of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle has been painted “Galaxy Gold” – the original color of of the landmark when it opened during the city’s 1962 World’s Fair.

The 605-foot tower’s paint job is part of the 60th anniversary of Seattle Center, the 74-acre campus that was built for the World’s Fair and now features a sports and performing arts stadium, cultural centers, the city’s popular independent radio station and other amenities.

The anniversary celebration, which began in April, continues for six months.

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