Photo & Text © 2012 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved.The Space Needle held a contest to design a new painted top. The winning design by Nicole Commins is called Trees and consists of a green background with a forest of evergreen tree shapes in varying green shades circling the top (click here to see the design). Unless you have an airplane, it's hard to get a vantage point to see much of it yet. You can see some of it is taking shape on the southwest side here. The north side was still orange yesterday when I took this. That's the side viewable from Kerry Park Overlook and will afford more height and the ability to see the pattern fairly distinctly once that side is finished. Maybe next week we will be able to peek at it if the painters get enough sun breaks. You can also see the lighted Christmas tree shape is again crowning it all. Lots of trees at the top now!