Space Needle - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 47° 37.231 W 122° 20.958
10T E 548894 N 5274328
Quick Description: The Space Needle is one of the most famous lookout towers in the world, located right in the heart of Seattle.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2022 10:33:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM16JXZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 8

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, United States. Considered to be an icon of the city, it has been designated a Seattle landmark. Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, it was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors.

The Space Needle was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, standing at 605 ft (184 m). The tower is 138 ft (42 m) wide, weighs 9,550 short tons (8,660 metric tons), and is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and earthquakes of up to 9.0 magnitude, as strong as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.

The Space Needle features an observation deck 520 ft (160 m) above ground, providing views of the downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, and various islands in Puget Sound. Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle by elevators. It takes 41 seconds to reach the top in the elevators. On April 19, 1999, the city's Landmarks Preservation Board designated the tower a historic landmark."
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 520.00


Opening times and fees:
Varies by season.

Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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