Space Needle

I loved the Seattle skyline.  You can’t have the Seattle skyline without the Space Needle landmark (single most recognizable symbol of Seattle) included in a photo.  I don’t know if it’s a law, but it should be.  I’ve seen it on TV and in a thousand photos.  But until I stood there from sunset to past dusk, I didn’t appreciate how wonderful this city looks.  It was worth the trip, just to sit there at sunset watching the city.  Put that activity on your bucket list!!

Space Needle:  I thought you’d like a little information about this structure.  It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, which had over 2.3 million visitors.  It is 605 feet high, 138 feet wide, and weighs 9,550 tons.  It was built to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitudes.  The observation deck is at 520 feet with the gift shop and rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet.  

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