Posted on June 10, 2018June 10, 2018 by WillemSunday/ the Space Needle & the Pink Elephant I went down to the Space Needle this afternoon, to check how the removal of the scaffolding is progressing. By the looks of it, the scaffolding for the Space Needle project should be gone by next weekend. Visitors to the observation deck are allowed (the golden elevator cage in the picture is moving up, and about to disappear into the black hole). The renovated restaurant is not yet open, though. The Pink Elephant Car Wash and its sign (established in 1951), is another ‘landmark’ nearby the Space Needle. For now, The Pink Elephant is holding its ground against the development construction boom around it.