George Gulacsik Space Needle Photograph Collection
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. The Space Needle’s construction during the early 1960s was an epic feat of architecture and design. George Gulacsik chronicled the project with over 2000 photos. Browse through our timeline to see the Needle’s construction milestones.
Vehicles at Space Needle construction site, ca. June 1961
Date: 1961-06View this item
View NE from Space Needle, 1962
Date: 1962View this item
Workers tightening bolts on Space Needle leg, ca. October 16, 1961
Date: 1961-10-16View this item
Workers installing wall forms in Space Needle restaurant, ca. December 21, 1961
Date: 1961-12-21View this item
Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 5, no. 31, Jun. 14, 1902
Page 1 includes portrait of George Cotterill, future mayor of Seattle. Page 4 article discusses the debate over the south or north paths for the Lake Washington Canal.
Date: 1902-06-14View this item
Workers lowering Space Needle derrick, ca. December 14, 1961
Date: 1961-12-14View this item
Workers driving drift pin into place on third Space Needle leg, ca. July 31, 1961
Date: 1961-07-31View this item
Workers walking along Space Needle ring girder and view SW, ca. November 11, 1961
Date: 1961-11-11View this item
Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 5, no. 46, Sep. 27, 1902
Page 1 includes portrait of Paul Land, state senator. Land is discussed further on page 5.
Date: 1902-09-27View this item
Worker installing cross-tie between Space Needle legs, ca. August 7, 1961
Date: 1961-08-07View this item