Space Needle Puts Time in a Bottle

(Photo: Space Needle/Chad Copeland)

Earlier this week the Space Needle made the announcement of the unveiling of the 2062 time capsule and a nationwide search for items to be included when it gets sealed later this year. The idea is fairly simple: find the moments and memorabilia that reflects the people and the culture of today and tuck them away. The hard part will be narrowing down the list.

On Thursday, May 9, members of the press were invited to see which items had already been picked for the capsule which is set to be opened on April 21, 2062, the 100th anniversary of the Space Needle. Early entrants included United States Postal Service Forever Stamps, personal messages from the band Pearl Jam, one share of Amazon stock and a Twinkie. Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones was also on hand to share his prediction of Super Bowl win.

You can get into the act too. The Space Needle will continue collecting items through Friday, September 13, 2019 before the time capsule is officially sealed during a special ceremony on Monday, October 21, 2019. Visit their contest page for the chance to add your own personal treasures or memories into the 2062 time capsule. A total of six winners will have the opportunity to participate.

(Photo: Space Needle)

And if it has been a long time since you’ve gotten up close and personal with the Needle, you’re missing out on newly designed all-glass floor on the lower level and the floor-to-ceiling glass walls on the upper level. Truly a sight to see. You can read more about it here.

Although you can’t miss it, the Space Needle is located at 400 Broad St. 98109 at the Seattle Center.

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Author: Jeffrey Totey

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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