Space Needle

Museum

Ever since its grand opening at the 1962 World Fair’s in Seattle, the Space Needle has been known as an engineering masterpiece. Group Delphi’s challenge was to present the rich history of this iconic landmark in a way that mirrored the awe-inspiring structure itself. The 15,000 square foot installation is nestled in the Nautilus pavilion, an ascending glass and steel structure at the base of the Space Needle.

SENSATIONAL IN SEATTLE Working with design partner Storyline Studio, Group Delphi built rear-illuminated lightbox units to display layered cutout graphics and a custom hanging system designed to fit the curved, ascending walls. These large frames are the perfect backdrop to tell the soaring story of the Space Needle, taking people from Edward E. Carlson’s 1959 simple doodle on a coffee-house napkin to the sensational opening in 1962.
SKYWARD BOUND 1.25 million visitors each year get a glimpse of the structure’s illustrious history as they meander through the vast pavilion encircling the Space Needle’s legs. Through engaging AV and interactive exhibits fabricated by Group Delphi, people can experience the thrill of anticipation as they make their way up to this eye in the sky.
LOOK TO THE FUTURE After the “Spacebook” guest reception area, visitors get up close and personal with the history behind the landmark. A descriptive storytelling approach is illuminated by custom, halo-shaped light fixtures, evocative of the futuristic vision from Carlson’s original design. A series of 6-foot-tall showcase tubes contain 3D-printed, scale models of the Space Needle in various stages of construction.
“1.25 million visitors each year get a glimpse of the structure’s illustrious history as they meander through the vast pavilion.”

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