The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

They wrote the book on Seattle's World's Fair

The Bubbleator, a spherical glass elevator, took World of Tomorrow visitors at the Coliseum up into a "cloud" of 3,200 aluminum cubes showing a multimedia spectacle, "The Threshold and the Threat," with sights and sounds coming from all sides. In the presentation, the threat of nuclear war appears suddenly, and a family is portrayed in a fallout shelter. At the end, passengers hear part of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech in which he called for everyone to use the knowledge of the present to build a brighter future.