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In 1979, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, founders of Microsoft, moved their small company from New Mexico to the suburbs of their native Seattle. By 1985, sales were over $140 million, by 1990, $1.18 billion, and by 1995, Microsoft was the world's most profitable corporation, Allen and Gates were billionaires, and literally thousands of their past and present employees were millionaires. 📷 by @photos.nupur #seattlenights #nightscape #seattleskyline #seattlewashington #seattlegreatwheel #microsoft
The 120 ft by 120 ft plot, on which the Space Needle was eventually built, was purchased in 1961. This led to one of the most extraordinary Space Needle facts − the tower was constructed in just 400 days! It was consequently dubbed the 400 Day wonder, and opened at the 1962 World Fair on schedule. 📷 by @andre.favarao #spaceneedle #funfacts #ig_captures #seattle #seattlewa #nightshot
Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the US. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. Named after the central street, Pike Place. 📷 by @juanjoprado #pikeplacemarket #sightseeing #farmersmarket #seattle #seattlelife
Dale Chihuly sustained deep cuts to his face and lost sight in his left eye after a car crash that sent him through his windshield. The accident also affected his perception of depth.
Due to the challenges caused by the accident, the way he worked radically changed. Since he no longer felt safe working with hot molten glass, he opted to direct his team of glassblowers instead of working hands-on. 📷 by @dlkatzdesigns #chihuly #seattle #spaceneedle #seattlespaceneedle #sightseeing