Seattle http://nhpr.org en Back To The Future: Seattle's Space Needle Turns 50 http://nhpr.org/post/back-future-seattles-space-needle-turns-50 Seattle's Space Needle turns 50 on Saturday. Originally built as a tourist attraction for the city's 1962 World's Fair, the structure was meant to evoke the future. Now the future is here, and the Needle has become the city's favorite antique.<p>Peter Steinbrueck traces the tower's lineage to an abstract sculpture that sits in his office. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 3218 at http://nhpr.org Back To The Future: Seattle's Space Needle Turns 50