a new look

well, once the rain stops!

this design just garnered the most votes and so will be the new look for the top of the Space Needle just as soon as the weather is decent enough to repaint it. It’s Galaxy Gold at the moment in honour of its 50th anniversary – that’s the color it sported when it was first built for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Here are some details about the winner of the recent competition to decide its next look….
Nicole Commins, 29, is a self-taught freelance graphic designer, who lives and works in Seattle. She found out about the roof painting contest from her father, after he read about it while riding the train from Edmonds to Seattle and suggested that she enter. She grew up in Edmonds and attended Shoreline Community College.
In her entry, Commins described her inspiration as “THE EMERALD CITY! Luscious green, as far as the eye can see. Such a beautiful state we live in. Having traveled to many different parts of the world, I can truly say that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities that we live in. The city is inspiration in itself. Picture our cities beautiful skyline, with its unique Space Needle, painted a top, beautiful, vibrant shades of green. And what kind of green what you ask? TREES of course! Beautiful Evergreen trees, as if you were standing in the middle of one of Washington’s state parks, looking up to the tree tops! And what better foreground to have before the mighty Mt. Rainer in the background of this lovely scene besides trees? Trees within our beautiful city. A stand out amongst Seattle’s, all too well known, grey sky. “
The design will adorn the roof through the Space Needle’s 51st birthday, on April 21.

There – wasn’t that better than talking about the 3rd and final Presidential debate…or the rain that keeps falling??


About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.
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