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Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 12:00 a.m. Pacific

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The Space Needle — the symbol of the city and a relic of the 1962 World's Fair — is reflected by Seattle Center's newest major attraction, Experience Music Project, as the monorail moves below.
Seattle Center at 40
Forty years after the World's Fair spun dreams of a grandiose future, its most enduring legacy is a low-key, 74-acre plot of land that has become our community front porch.   Full story
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Our Needle, our icon
For 40 years, the Space Needle has held court on the northern edge of downtown Seattle. And after posing for countless snapshots with the city skyline and Mount Rainier as its backdrop, the retro-chic beacon with a UFO sitting on top has more than lived up to expectations.   Full story
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A look at the evolution — or in the case of the Space Needle, the revolution — of some of the sites we know so well.
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IllustrationWorld's Fair quiz
Step back into the past for a glimpse of the future. Even if you weren't around for all the fun, a few good guesses could go a long way.
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We trace some of the more interesting artistic twists and turns over 40 years at the Seattle Center. There's plenty of absurd stuff that didn't make the list, but we give you some important milestones and a chance to add more.

Sonics to Sounders, 40 years of heroes
From the Goodwill Games to a man-woman boxing match, from NBA basketball to high-school sports, the Center's assortment of venues has seen many magical moments.
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An NBA rainout — and the best prep football game ever: Forty years of sports highlights.
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Faces and places at today's Seattle Center.
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Moments and memorabilia from the 1962 World's Fair.
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