Illustration of the Space Needle. Red text and black text running diagonally across the Space Needle on white background.
The Space Needle was built in 1962 for $4.5 million dollars, and took 13 months to complete. Over 2.3 million people visited the Space Needle during the 1962 World's Fair. Today it welcomes over 1 million visitors per year.
Source: Facts of Space Needle. (n.d.). Seattle Washington - Guide to Attractions, Events, Hotels, Restaurants, and Things to do in Seattle. Retrieved February 25, 2013, from http://www.seattle-fun.com/facts-of-space-needle.html