In This Feature:

The 1962 World's Fair: A Timeline

An overview.

01/20/2012

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.

01/20/2012

Visionaries Imagine Seattle in 2062

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

01/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner and Brian Colella

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.

01/20/2012 By David Laskin

Fiction: Jim Lynch’s World’s Fair Tale, Truth Like the Sun

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

01/20/2012 By Jim Lynch

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.

01/21/2012 By Laura Dannen With Allie Oosta and Brian Colella

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.

01/20/2012 With Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Brian Colella, Allecia Vermillion, and Janet Pelz By James Ross Gardner and Allison Williams

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.

01/20/2012