“Space Needle: Looking Upwards” is an enthralling documentary film that takes a deep dive into the history, cultural significance, and enduring impact of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Constructed in a mere 18 months for the 1962 World's Fair, this remarkable structure has become a symbol of Seattle's cultural identity, captivating architects and engineers around the globe.
Executive Producer Chad Copeland, along with his Emmy-winning production crew, spent over 18 months on site in 2018, collaborating with Olson Kundig Architects, Hoffman Construction, and Space Needle staff to create this once-in-a-lifetime, award-winning film. Their tireless efforts have resulted in a fascinating exploration of the Space Needle's inception, design, and construction, featuring interviews with those who played crucial roles in its creation and stewardship over the years.
The film takes audiences on an exhilarating journey to "The Loupe," the world's first glass rotating floor, situated 500 feet above ground level. Unveiled during the 2018 renovation, this innovative feature offers a thrilling and unnerving view of the city below, embodying the spirit of innovation the Space Needle represents.