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.

About the Authors & Contributors

Eric Keto

Eric is a video producer for Cascade Public Media.

Knute Berger

Knute Berger

Knute “Mossback” Berger is Crosscut's Editor-at-Large.