How the Space Needle got its look

Knute Berger

Knute Berger carefully inspects three tiny Space Needles: a salt shaker, a lighter and a commemorative liquor bottle. (Photo by Eric Keto/KCTS 9)

Have you ever wondered why the Space Needle looks the way it does? Who better to answer that question than our very own Mossback — who once had a writer's nook at the top of the tower! 

While we couldn't fit the entire landmark in Mossback's den, Knute did manage to borrow a piece of the Needle for this episode of Mossback's Northwest. The Needle artifact contains a design from the original architect.

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How the Space Needle got its look