Happiness is visiting the icon of the city.
If you see one thing in Seattle, see EVERYTHING!
This is how the tagline of Space Needle at Seattle, WA goes.
At 520 feet, nothing blocks you from a 360 degree panorama of the city. The Space Needle, an observation tower in Seattle, is the icon of the city. It has a rotating SkyCity restaurant too, at 500 ft. The downtown Seattle skyline, as well as the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands can be viewed from the top of the Needle.
On the day of our visit, the weather was pleasant. We are really lucky, cos our 3 days in Seattle was the 3 days in last 3 months that it did not rain..
Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle by elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 41 seconds.
Some facts about the Space Needle:
- The diameter of the halo is 138 feet.
- The first Space Needle Manager, Hoge Sullivan, had acrophobia, a fear of heights.
- AOL Cityguide named SkyCity restaurant the “Best Restaurant with a View” in 2006 and 2007. The Space Needle was named the “Best Place to Get Engaged” by the Seattle Weekly.The readers of Seattle Magazine voted the Space Needle as the “Best Place to Have a Party” for their 2004 “The Best” issue.
- When the Space Needle was built in 1962, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
They also have a completely touch based wall for Guestbook.
Next we headed to Chihuly Garden and Glass.