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Spring Arts 2012: Then and Now

The lasting cultural legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair was the city’s new civic hub, Seattle Center, home to world-class opera, ballet, theater, art—and a visit from King Tut—then, and now.

  • By Brian Colella, Allie Oosta, and Laura Dannen
  • Published 01/21/2012
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The Seattle World’s Fair in 2012

In 1962, Seattle introduced the world to the Space Needle and Belgian waffles. Peter Steinbrueck, Tom Douglas, and John Findlay imagine a 2012 version.

  • Published 01/20/2012
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1962 World’s Fair 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.

  • By Janet Pelz, Allecia Vermillion, Brian Colella, Allison Williams, Laura Dannen, Christopher Werner, Laura Cassidy, James Ross Gardner, Matthew Halverson, and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/20/2012
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The 1962 World’s Fair: A Timeline

A timeline of the 1962 World’s Fair.

  • Published 01/20/2012
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Visionaries Imagine Seattle in 2062

David Miller, Erik Lindbergh, and Dr. Leroy Hood imagine Seattle 50 years from now.

  • By Brian Colella and James Ross Gardner
  • Published 01/20/2012
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Vintage Video from Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair

Listen to President Kennedy’s opening remarks for the 1962 World’s Fair. Join an excited young couple for a ride on the Monorail. And rock out with Elvis in the movie trailer for It Happened at the World’s Fair.

  • Published 01/20/2012
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Seattle Center House Recycled

In time for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, Graham Baba Architects turns the old armory into a house of light.

  • By David Laskin
  • Published 01/20/2012
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Fiction: Jim Lynch’s World’s Fair Tale, Truth Like the Sun

An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming novel Truth Like the Sun.

  • By Jim Lynch
  • Published 01/20/2012