In honor of the Space Needle’s 50th Anniversary, the owners of the famous landmark have taken it upon themselves to paint the roof of the structure “Galaxy Gold”.
Why Galaxy Gold?
Because this was the color the roof was painted when the Space Needle was first introduced to the world during the 1962 World’s Fair.
While I think the retro theming is pretty cool, I do realize why the needle was later painted to a different color. It’s not that orang … er … Galaxy Gold is ugly, it’s that it’s hideous.
Still, like a snot-spewing, constantly-snorting Pug dog, I suppose it is an aesthetic that will grow on its owners (Seattleites, loosely speaking) until it’s changed back.
As a reminder, this is what the Space Needle looks like when it’s not wearing a throwback jersey: