Redondo, Washington: 1962 Seattle World's Fair Bubbleator

The Bubbleator was a plexiglass bubble-shaped elevator at Seattle's 1962 "Century 21" World's Fair. It has been transformed into a front yard greenhouse of a private home.

Address:
28708 Sound View Dr S, Redondo, WA
Directions:
South of Seattle, Des Moines, 1 block from water at 4th Pl S and 287th St. Private - do not disturb owner.
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The Bubbleator.

1962 Seattle World's Fair Bubbleator

Seattle's 1962 "Century 21" World's Fair theme was a bright shiny future of space travel, sleek design and increasingly shorter skirts. Today the Space Needle and Science Center remain at the original site, while the bits and pieces were sold off or given away in the years following the fair. The "Bubbleator," a plexiglass bubble-shaped elevator, moved folks between floors in the center pavilion. Today it rests in a Redondo front yard, serving as a greenhouse.

[Edward E, 11/11/2011]

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