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Space Needle
Things to see at Space Needle:
A bucket list of the top sights at Space Needle, ordered by popularity.
1. EMP
2. Seattle Center
3. Downtown Seattle
4. Monorail
5. Pacific Science Center
6. Lake Union
7. Bumbershoot
8. Butterfly
9. Space
10. Port of Seattle
11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
12. Guitars
13. Sky Church
14. If VI Was IX
15. Terminator
16. Alien
17. Seattle Pride
18. sci-fi museum
19. Glass Forest
20. Queen Anne
21. Ride The Ducks
22. Arches
23. Memorial Stadium
24. Mille Fiori
25. In Utero
26. Seattle and Mount Rainier
27. Glasshouse
28. Stormtrooper
29. Darth Vader
30. Kwik-E-Mart
31. Wild River
32. Sonic Bloom
33. Olympic Iliad
34. R2D2
35. Grass Blades
36. Persian Ceiling
37. At SkyCity Restaurant
38. FunHouse
39. Fisher Plaza
40. The 5 Point
41. PSC
42. Fun Forest

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators.

Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, it is 605 ft (184 m) high, 138 ft (42 m) wide, and weighs 9,550 tons. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (89 m/s) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude, as strong as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. It also has 25 lightning rods.

It has an observation deck at 520 ft (160 m) and the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 ft (150 m). 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. Photographs of the Seattle skyline often show the Space Needle prominently, above skyscrapers and Mount Rainier.

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. On windy days, the elevators slow to 5 miles per hour (2.2 m/s). On April 19, 1999, the city's Landmarks Preservation Board designated it a historic landmark.

(Wikipedia)
Visitors 1545
Oldest photo 01/18/2002
Newest photo 10/09/2015
Alternative titles "Seattle Space Needle"
"The Space Needle"
"space needle"
"Space needle"
"Seattle from the Space Needle"
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