This is a virtual forest — a painted one, not a real one — so no trees will actually be growing on the ceiling.
The forest design is in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Space Needle in 2012.
It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, and has become the number one man-made attraction in the Pacific Northwest, with more than one million visitors each year.
Along with Sky City, the world’s first revolving restaurant, the Space Needle is now recognized as the global icon for the city of Seattle.
The trees design is by Seattle resident and graphic designer Nicole Commins, who won a contest for the best design to be painted atop the Space Needle roof, which will remain through spring 2013. Her design drew more than 100,000 votes.
Maybe, when workers have to remove the virtual green roof, instead of repainting it silver, they could plant a real green roof.
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