Space Needle

400 Broad St Seattle

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Space Needle

Seattle's Space Needle is the city's most iconic landmark. Due to its signature status, some artists and architects call it the most important piece of public art located on the country's west coast. Constructed for the 1962 World's Fair, the tower's futuristic design was inspired by the event's theme—"The Age of Space." It was built to symbolize humanity's Space Age aspirations. Today, the Space Needle continues to represent the ambitious spirit and forward-style thinking of the people of Seattle.

The gathering place at the top of the 605-foot tall tower is called, "The Top House." It offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy indoor/outdoor, 360-degree views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainer, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and of course, downtown Seattle. Recently, the café and wine bar located at the top opened to all guests, with no reservations necessary. It's a great place to savor the brand-new, floor-to-ceiling glass window views. Many people recommend coming here to order a coffee or a glass of Washington-state wine to enjoy at sunset.

The Space Needle is currently undergoing a major, multi-year, multi-million dollar restoration project. The goal is to modernize and lovingly restore the 57-year-old landmark. In late 2018, one of the most exciting pieces of the project was completed. A rotating glass floor was added to the tower allowing for some of the most dramatic, thrilling views folks can experience in Seattle. Deemed "The Loupe," this is the only floor of its kind in the entire world. The tower is open daily from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., 365 days a year. Cover image courtesy of Pixabay.

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