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The Seattle Space Needle (Sky Needle) is a major tourist attraction in Seattle. It rises 605 feet (184 m) high from the Seattle Center . The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World Fair and has remained the most notable landmark in Seattle since then. Thousands of people flock here to see the stunning panoramic view over Seattle and the surrounding countryside from the circular viewing platform 160m above ground.
Seattle Space Tower Facts
Seattle Space Tower is 184m high, 42m wide at the widest point and weighs 9,550 tons.
On completion the Space Tower was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.
The Space Needle is built to withstand 200mph winds and earthquakes up to 9.1 in magnitude.
The viewing platform is 160m above ground level.
The revolving restaurant is 152m above ground.
Elevators inside the Space Needle move at 10mph, taking visitors to the viewing are in around 45 seconds.
On busy days queues to visit the Space Needle can take an hour or more.
Space Needle Views
The views form the top of the Seattle Space Needle stretch for miles in all directions, taking in all of Seattle and also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands.
Among the things to look out for are the Seattle central business district where skyscrapers like those in Union Square rise to the skies. Continue round for views from the Space Needle over Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound. See the various piers lining the harbour including Pier 66 and the grain unloading base at Pier 86. Nearby at the base of the Space Needle, lies the Olympic Sculpture Park.