What's #TopThis? Space Needle contest for new color scheme

What's #TopThis? Space Needle contest for new color scheme

What's #TopThis? Space Needle contest for new color scheme

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 12:24 PM

The mystery surrounding the intriguing message painted on top of Seattle's Space Needle was revealed Tuesday.

The Twitter hashtag, #TopThis, painted on the Needle's roof, is a call for the public to get creative with the landmark.

In a national contest, one winner will be selected to repaint the roof of the Space Needle in any color scheme they choose.

The paint job will stay up for six months, between October and April of 2013.

Submissions must be made by September 20. You can use either the Space Needle's website, or tweet your idea to the @space_needle with the #TopThis hashtag.

The Needle is currently painted "Galaxy Gold" to celebrate it's 50th anniversary.

Here's a selection of suggestions and comments from Twitter:

What's #TopThis? Space Needle message calls for creativity

The Twitter hashtag, #TopThis, painted on the Needle's roof, is a call for the public to get creative with the landmark. In a national contest, one winner will be selected to repaint the roof of the Space Needle in any color scheme they choose.

Storified by KING 5 News · Tue, Aug 21 2012 11:03:14

#TopThis I'm thinking VanGogh's Stary Night!Seattle Attractions
#TopThis I say we paint every Seattle Legend on top. From Music like Cobain and Vedder and Hendrix to local legends like JP and Niehaus.Travis K
I think it's great that someone is going to get the chance to design the top of the Space Needle!!! #seattle #topthisAshley Young
Idea for #topthis Space Needle. Color inspired by Starry Night by Van Gogh with yellow stars. :DShannon Flowers
@space_needle Let people buy a 1x1 space to paint on the needle and send the funds to Seattle public works like lightrail etc? #TopThisJaiHoLA
#topthis Check out the new orange top on Space Needle maybe to celebrate I'm on New Day NW on KING5 this morning? http://pic.twitter.com/ZRTzGv6OSteve Greenberg
Space Needle Wants You to Design its Next Paint Job http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Space-Needle-wants-you-to-design-its-next-paint-job-166891196.html via @komonews #topthisCathy Robison
@space_needle I can't wait to see what designs people come up with! Very cool contest! #TopThiscactusbythesea
Our creative juices r flowing! RT @space_needle: You have a design u want 2 see painted on our roof? Starting today it could happen #TopThisBartell Drugs
#TopThis Space Needle should keep the Galaxy Gold and donate any cost of repainting back to the community!Scott Carty
If you could design the top of the Space Needle - what would you do?! http://bit.ly/NEi4Z5 #topthislalalalala

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