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Space Needle


The Space Needle is probably the best-known landmark of Seattle, Washington. It was originally built for the 1962 World's Fair.

The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 meters) high, and 138 feet (42 meters) wide at its widest point. The observation deck is 520 feet (158 meters) above the ground ground, and the SkyCity restaurant is 152 meters (500 feet).

In many photographs of Seattle, the Space Needle appears to rise above the rest of city's skyscrapers, however this is caused by a trick of perspective. This is because the Space Needle is 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) to the Northwest of the skyscrapers, and most common camera angle places the Space Needle in the foreground.

Space Needle Books


Here are some books about Space Needle that you might enjoy reading:

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Space Needle: Symbol of Seattle

By Robert Spector

Brand: Documentary Media Llc
Paperback (96 pages)

Space Needle: Symbol of Seattle
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The Space Needle: Symbol of Seattle is a story of vision, creativity, finance, and civic pride. It is illustrated with rare historic photographs and a stunning full-color collection of views of and from the structure that is instantly identified with its setting. As writer Robert Spector wrote, "When you see the Space Needle, you know you're in Seattle, Washington, USA."

Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle

By Knute Berger

Brand: Documentary Media
Perfect Paperback (184 pages)

Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle
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Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, an illuminating new book about Seattle s iconic needle, was released on the 50th anniversary of the Needle. Extensively researched and written by Knute Skip Berger, it provides a detailed account of the Space Needle s conception, funding, and construction 50 years ago, as well as it s important role in the Century 21 Worlds Fair in 1962 and how it helped define contemporary Seattle in the 50 years after the fair. Berger, columnist for Seattle Magazine and the on-line Seattle news source Crosscut, was named Writer-in-Residence at the Space Needle last year and has used the opportunity to interview a broad spectrum of people who were associated with the construction, design and management of the Space Needle and to dive deep into Space Needle archives and collections for here-to-for untold stories about the storybook structure. With over 210 images, both historical and contemporary, this 184pp coffee table book features the best of the classic images of the needle, as well newly discovered images.

The Space Needle (Building on a Dream)

By Tamra B Orr

Purple Toad Pub Inc
Library Binding (32 pages)

The Space Needle (Building on a Dream)
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What is that hovering over the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington? Is it part of a movie set? Is it a publicity stunt? Could it be...an actual spaceship? When you first spy the soaring Space Needle, high above Seattle, it's easy to be confused. The people who designed it more than 50 years ago would be happy to know that their building still amazes and mystifies. They wanted to create something that looked as if it had come from the future, just in time for the 1964 World's Fair. The obstacles they faced, the problems they solved, and the decisions they made have turned the Space Needle into more than just an incredible site to visit - it makes for an incredible story.

Space Needle (Super Structures: Dash Leveled Readers, 3)

By Julie Murray

Abdo Zoom
Released: 2018-09-01
Library Binding (24 pages)

Space Needle (Super Structures: Dash Leveled Readers, 3)
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This title is all about the unique and recognizable observation tower in Seattle, the Space Needle. Readers will learn all about its construction for the 1962 World's Fair, what it's made from, and what its uses are today. This title is written at a Level 3, specifically for transitional readers.Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Dash! is an imprint of Abdo Zoom, a division of ABDO.

Mystery at the Space Needle (49) (Real Kids Real Places)

By Carole Marsh

GALLOPADE
Paperback (160 pages)

Mystery at the Space Needle (49) (Real Kids Real Places)
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One Sparking, City! One space-age tower! One mysterious Box! A stash of silver dollars! And a sky-high adventure! Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa head for Seattle’s famous Space Needle, and end up in a "towering" mystery full of curious tokens, shiny silver dollars, suspicious characters, and words of warning from someone – but who?? And why??

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and more! Fun activities, built-in book club and SAT words are in each book.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 182118
Lexile Measure: 650
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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Real Kids! Real Places! Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource

1. Download the Carole Marsh Mysteries Real Kids! Real Places! Correlations to Common Core/State Standards HERE.




Where Have You Been map
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Real Kids! Real Places! Discuss Questions

3. Utilize the Real Kids! Real Places! Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 50 mysteries HERE.





Real Kids! Real Places! Activities

4. Download additional activities including Fact or Fiction, Fascinating Facts, Book Club Discussions and Book Club Activities HERE.









Read the Real Kids! Real Places! first three chapters 5. Want a sneak peak? Read the first three chapters HERE.

The Seattle Space Needle (Building America)

By Craig A. Doherty

Brand: Blackbirch Pr Inc
Library Binding (48 pages)

The Seattle Space Needle (Building America)
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Discusses the history of the structure built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, describing the engineering processes involved

Good Night, Wheedle

By Stephen Cosgrove

Little Bigfoot
Released: 2016-08-09
Board book (20 pages)

Good Night, Wheedle
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Toddlers will enjoy this retelling of Stephen Cosgrove’s charming story of Wheedle on the Needle filled with playful rhymes and featuring Robin James’s colorful artwork.

Engineering the Space Needle (Building by Design)

By Kate Conley

Core Library
Released: 2018-09-01
Paperback (48 pages)

Engineering the Space Needle (Building by Design)
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The Space Needle, a tower built for the 1962 World’s Fair, has become a famous landmark in Seattle, Washington. Engineering the Space Needle introduces readers to the designers and their inspirations, the quick and efficient construction process, and the ways in which the fair used the Space Needle to represented a bright future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Space Needle (The Cosmic Justice League Book 3)

By Sam Sea

Released: 2016-10-05
Kindle Edition (212 pages)

The Space Needle (The Cosmic Justice League Book 3)
 
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Being the deadliest assassin in the whole empire is not enough… If you trust the wrong people.
Now, her revenge is on a tip of her index finger…

As the Emperor's chief justice enforcer, Val has to get an old space ship off the ground and start searching for disappeared Senator Suluvaro. But before he can go anywhere, a murder of a high-ranking society member rattles his plans and makes him face the debt he yet has to pay.
With the spaceship all fitted and the best lunch window only hours away, is he going to have time to deal with the unsolvable murder, imperial politics and the deadly invisible assassin?

Up in Space: An Adventure at the Space Needle (Lindie Lou Adventure)

By Jeanne Bender

Pina Pub
Paperback (184 pages)

Up in Space: An Adventure at the Space Needle (Lindie Lou Adventure)
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Series Description: When puppies Lindie Lou, Jasper, Topaz, Ruby and Diamond are born in St. Louis they have no idea of the adventures that await them. As each of them is adopted by a different family, Lindie Lou fears she will never see them again. When she’s old enough, Lindie Lou flies to the Emerald City (Seattle) to meet her new family.Each of the twelve books in this series, take place in a different place and in a different month of the year. Three clues at the end of each book give the reader hints as to where Lindie Lou will go on her next adventure. Follow her to Seattle, Des Moines, New York, San Diego, Tokyo and more.This beginning chapter book series, introduces young readers to adventures in St. Louis, at the Space Needle, at an organic farm, at the Thanksgiving Day parade and at a Cherry Blossom Festival to mention a few. Along the way, Lindie Lou’s brothers and sisters show up when least expected. Readers will remember Lindie Lou’s bravery when faced with fears of their own. They will also see examples of her growing self-esteem, courage, determination and compassion.


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