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One Week Left To Submit Designs For The Space Needle’s 50Th Anniversary Wrap-up; “Top Off Our 50Th” Contest Garners National Attention

September 13, 2012

SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHAT:         The submission deadline for the Space Needle's 50th
                  Anniversary "Top Off Our
                  50th" roof painting design is 11:59 pm PDT on
                  September 20.  A judging panel will then review
                  all entries and cut the field down to six.  Those
                  designs will be posted on www.spaceneedle.com for
                  a public vote.  The winner will get to see his or
                  her design gleaming from the top of the 50-year-
                  old icon until the end of its 50th Anniversary
                  year on April 21, 2013.

    STATUS:       More than 100 designs, both hand-drawn and
                  electronic, have come in from
                  coast to coast thus far. A wide variety of themes
                  have been put forward from the 50th Anniversary to
                  Native American Heritage. Good taste is the only
                  limiting factor for submissions.

    BACKGROUND:   For the first time ever, a fan of the Space Needle
                  will see his or her design painted on the roof
                  of the 605-foot-tall structure for the world to
                  see. The design and, quite frankly, some pretty
                  legit bragging rights for its mastermind will
                  adorn the roof from October 21, 2012 through April
                  21, 2013, the day of its 51st birthday.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: On Sunday, October 21 - as the Space Needle
                  celebrates the anniversary of the
                  closing day of the 1962 World's Fair - the winning
                  design will be revealed. Painting will begin as
                  quickly as the weather permits. Besides the honor
                  of being the first-ever to have a personal design
                  on the Space Needle, the winner will also receive
                  various prizes all tied to the Space Needle's 50th

    COMMENT:      Ron Sevart, Space Needle President and CEO, said
                  when announcing the
                  contest, "This really is a nod to our heritage. We
                  were built as a symbol of the future, born of the
                  imagination of a few and embraced by the world. As
                  we look ahead, this is our way to continue to stir
                  the imagination and look ahead to our next 50

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