Slide back and forth between a 1960 photo and a recent PanoCam photo to see just how much the city has changed.
A panoramic camera atop the Space Needle is bringing one of the best views in Seattle to any high-definition screen, and highlights the growth the city has seen in recent decades.
Photos from the PanoCam, as it’s called, are taken every 10 minutes from just before sunrise to just after sunset, and are archived back to the beginning of the year on the Space Needle website. The camera, 600 feet above Seattle Center, takes individual photos of up to 66 million pixels, then stitches them together for a panoramic view.
The Space Needle on Tuesday released an announcement about the PanoCam, along with a 1960s-era panoramic shot also taken from atop the Space Needle, which recently was found in the George Gulacsik collection that was donated to the Seattle Public Library, said Space Needle spokesman Dave Mandapat.
Slide back and forth between that photo and a recent PanoCam photo to see just how much the city has changed: