FBI Says Space Needle Not a Target.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2001
The following is the official statement from the Space Needle Noun 1. Space Needle - a tower 605 feet tall in Seattle; a tourist attraction
Seattle - a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Corporation in response to news stories suggesting the Landmark A structure that has significant historical, architectural, or cultural meaning and that has been given legal protection from alteration and destruction.
Although landmark preservation laws vary by city and state, they have the same basic purpose: to keep landmarks as close was a target for terrorist activities on Sept. 11:
"We do not take risks with public safety.
"Ever since the tragedy of Sept. 11, the Space Needle has been in direct and ongoing contact with the FBI about potential threats to the Landmark. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the FBI, there is absolutely no basis for these reports.
"In fact, the FBI's Special Agent in Charge for Washington Washington, town, England
Washington, town (1991 pop. 48,856), Sunderland metropolitan district, NE England. Washington was designated one of the new towns in 1964 to alleviate overpopulation in the Tyneside-Wearside area. State has assured us several times today and over the past few weeks that the Space Needle was never a target of terrorist activity and that media reports suggesting so are completely false.
"On Sept. 11, the Space Needle immediately implemented its Emergency Security Plan. The safety of our guests and our employees continues as our top priority.
"We continue to keep in contact with law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). monitoring the situation. Since 1962, the Space Needle has stood strong and proud as a symbol of our city and it will continue to do so."