Show simple item record

dc.coverage.spatialSite: Seattle, Washington, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1961-1962 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGraham, Johnen_US
dc.creatorSteinbrueck, Victoren_US
dc.date1961-1962en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T18:40:50Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T18:40:50Z
dc.date.issued1961-1962en_US
dc.identifier208111en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 894en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/115985
dc.descriptionClose view, from Queen Anne Hill; Built for the 1962 World's Fair. At approximately 605 feet (184 m), the Space Needle was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time it was built by Howard S. Wright Construction Co., but is now dwarfed by other structures along the Seattle skyline, among them the Columbia Center, at 967 feet (302 m). The earthquake stability of the Space Needle was ensured when a hole was dug 30 feet (10 m) deep and 120 feet (40 m) across. An army of cement trucks (467 in all) took one full day to fill it up. In fact, the foundation alone weighs almost 6,000 tons and there are 250 tons of reinforcing steel in the base. With this concrete base weighing the same as the above-ground structure, the Needle's center of gravity is just 5 feet (1.5 m) above ground level. The entire structure is bolted to the foundation with 72 bolts, each bolt being 30 feet (10 m) long. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 2/8/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glass; concreteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectworld's fairsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleSpace Needleen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-US-SE-SN-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexhibition buildingen_US
vra.worktypeobservation toweren_US
dc.contributor.displayJohn Graham (American architect, 1908-1991); Victor Steinbrueck (American architect, 1911-1985)en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record