Space Needle celebrates 60 years with unique contest

SEATTLE — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the roof of the Space Needle?

For its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle is painting the sloped roof Galaxy Gold, the tower’s original color, and five grand prize winners will have the opportunity to help paint the roof.

The “Celebrating 60 Contest” is currently accepting submissions at for people to share their Space Needle memories from the past 60 years.

Five people will be selected to join the painting of the roof on April 21.

55 additional winners will also receive Space Needle tickets, VIP packages to The Loupe Lounger, admission to Chihuly Garden and Glass, and passes to the Seattle International Film Festival.

Submissions must be received by Sunday, April 17.

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle underwent a $100 million renovation in September 2017, installing the world’s first and only rotating glass floor.