Seattle’s Space Needle is flying the French flag at half-staff in support of the people of Paris a day after the terrorist attacks.
In the rain and bracing winds of Saturday afternoon, Seattle’s Space Needle stood in support of Paris, as a giant French flag was raised to half-staff atop it.
The 25- by 35-foot flag was special-made Saturday, picked up from Rainier Industries in Tukwila and rushed to the Space Needle to be raised about 4 p.m.
Seattle shows solidarity
“This is not about us,” said Space Needle spokesman Dave Mandapat. “This is what little we can do to show our support, concern and compassion.”
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While Seattle used its great landmark to symbolize solidarity with France, the lights on the Eiffel Tower were switched off as a sign of mourning.