It's one of our best known landmarks in Washington state and it's getting a makeover.

The Seattle Space Needle construction is underway with several upgrades to be completed by 2018.

It's an ambitious project for the Needle, which was constructed in 1962.

The good news is that the Needle is still open during construction and all the funding from the upgrades have been privately raised.

The project looks pretty amazing, take a look at these photo's ----> Space Needle Pics!

The craziest part is that they are raising up the observation deck which will provide an even more spectacular 360 degree view.

I can't wait to visit when it's completed.