The Space Needle - the landmark of Seattle
A legacy of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the 605-foot Space Needle observation tower
is an ever-futuristic icon of Seattle. The Space Needle features an observation deck at the 520-foot
level with 360-degree views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.
Just below, SkyCity restaurant rotates on the hour and specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine.
A gift store is located in the Space Needle lobby.
Built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, the rotating 607-ft. Space Needle was hailed as futuristic and daring.
Now this internationally recognized symbol of Seattle
(which, by the way, held its own during the 7.6 earthquake in February, 2001) is a quirky reminder of the city's creative spirit.
In 1962,when the Space Needle was built, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
In 41 seconds, you'll go from ground
level to the 607-foot Space Needle observation towerwhich features a beautiful panorama of Seattle's natural
wonders such as the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier, as well as Elliot Bay and much more.