ACROSS THE BAY: Space Needle to be illuminated in wish for ‘peace and diplomacy’ in Ukraine

If you look across Elliott Bay and see the Space Needle bathed in blue light tonight and tomorrow night, this announcement we just received explains why:

The Space Needle will be lit in blue tonight, displaying a message of Peace and Diplomacy, as we join landmarks around the world in lighting in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. We anticipate remaining lit in blue tomorrow evening as well.

Next door to the Needle, the Pacific Science Center was illuminated for Ukraine last night.

14 Replies to "ACROSS THE BAY: Space Needle to be illuminated in wish for 'peace and diplomacy' in Ukraine"

  • Mj February 26, 2022 (5:16 pm)

    Scary, I question Putin’s sanity and hope things do not escalate further.

  • CarDriver February 26, 2022 (5:28 pm)

    The big wheel is also illuminated in yellow and blue.

  • Nikki February 26, 2022 (6:45 pm)

    Just blue, though?I think they misunderstood the assignment. 

    • Auntie February 26, 2022 (7:14 pm)

      Looks like the Pacific Science Center got it right last night – blue and yellow. Let’s hope the Space Needle figures it out.

  • Lucy February 26, 2022 (6:57 pm)

    I hope this doesn’t lead to animosity or violence against our Russian American neighbors. 

    • RPCV February 26, 2022 (8:56 pm)

      Why would it? This display is meant to show solidarity with  our Ukrainian and Ukrainian American neighbors against the military occupiers of Ukraine. 

      • Marco February 26, 2022 (10:34 pm)

        It bears repeating. Also, considering Russians risking much in demonstrating in the streets of Russia. The Russian word [mir] means both ‘world’ and ‘peace’…мир -/mir/ – peace, worldМир во всем мире

      • Reed February 27, 2022 (10:35 am)

        To find your answer, look at the significant increase in violent hate crimes against asian Americans following trump calling covid the china virus. 

        • RPCV February 27, 2022 (11:26 am)

          This is a false equivalency. Russians do not look “different”. Russia is a multi-ethnic country whose largest group are what we call in the US “white”. Most ne’er do wells could not come close to distinguishing a Russian vs. Ukrainian based on sight or sound. 

  • Ktrapp February 26, 2022 (8:36 pm)

    Just drove down Alki and the Needle is dark. Lights are on at the observation level, but even the normal illumination is off.  The Wheel is lit up though.

  • Mj February 26, 2022 (10:10 pm)

    Lucy – I chatted with a Russian just yesterday working near Admiral, based on his comments he is no fan of Putin and supports the Ukrainian people.  On the news tonight many Russians are being arrested protesting the war.  Many Russian people do not support the war and the ones living here are here to get away from Putin’s tyranny.

  • ITotallyAgreeWithYou February 26, 2022 (11:07 pm)

    Per a previous comment, the Needle did “get it right”- the body is blue, the top its yellow. There are also yellow lights dotted the entire length of the body. 

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