With the opening of Amazon’s Seattle Spheres today (info), MyNorthwest.com ran this story about the original Seattle sphere, the Bubbleator from the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle:
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Before Amazon gets all the credit for its snazzy new spheres opening downtown this week, let’s pause a moment to remember Seattle’s original spherical greenhouse. Of course, this was the Bubbleator, a 19-foot diameter spherical Plexiglas elevator that wasn’t built as a greenhouse, but was instead used in what’s now KeyArena during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.