Whenever people come to visit, I love to bring them to Kerry Park in Seattle for my favorite view of the Space Needle. And anyone who visited in 2012 got an extra treat: seeing the Needle all gussied up in bright colors.
Most people see the Needle in white, but it’s actually been painted many colors over the years, like “Re-Entry Red” and “Orbital Olive.” For its 50th anniversary last year, it was temporarily restored to “Galaxy Gold” (my favorite!). After that, it was painted green and bedecked with an artist-designed tree motif to celebrate the Pacific Northwest.
It’s back to its usual “Astronaut White” now, but I’m still holding out hope of seeing a splash of orange return to the Seattle skyline.