Looking Back, and Up, at a Seattle Icon

10:54 minutes

Seattle’s Space Needle opened in 1962 as part of the World’s Fair. Knute Berger, author of Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, discusses the history and engineering behind the tower, and explains why a symbol of “the future” from days gone by still has relevance today.

Segment Guests

Knute Berger

Knute Berger is editor-at-large at Seattle Magazine and author of Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle (Documentary Media, 2012) in Seattle, Washington.

Meet the Producer

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director and senior producer, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.