Turning the tables

This item appears on page 64 of the February 2009 issue.

As to which was the world’s first revolving restaurant (Dec. ’08, pg. 63), several readers noted that the Seattle Space Needle opened at the World’s Fair in 1962.

Don Wright of Newberg, Oregon, pointed out that the Ala Moana in Waikiki, Hawaii, opened first, in 1961, though it closed after three or four years and was much smaller than the Space Needle’s SkyCity restaurant, which remains open. The same architect, John Graham, designed both.

ITN’s Philip Wagenaar wrote, “For more revolving restaurants, visit http://citynoise.org/article/3450.”