Beautiful Views from the Top of the Space Needle in Seattle
The Space Needle is an iconic 605 foot high landmark that is located in Seattle, Washington. The Space Needle was built in 1961 for the 1962 World's Fair, which was held in Seattle. The structure was built to withstand earthquakes up to 9.1 on the Richter scale, winds up to 200 miles per hour, and has over two dozen lightning rods on top to prevent lightning damage.
The Space Needle has an observation deck located 520 feet up, and a rotating restaurant called SkyCity located 500 feet up. Having been to the top of the Space Needle a few times, I can tell you that the views of Seattle and the surrounding mountains and scenery from the observation deck are spectacularly beautiful.
12 Beautiful Views From the Top of the Space Needle in Seattle
1. Downtown Seattle
The skyline of Seattle is a beautiful sight from anywhere, but especially beautiful from the top of the Space Needle.
2. Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle is the 10th busiest in North America, and 70th busiest port in the world.
3. Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier is a 14,411 foot high stratovolcanic mountain located southeast of Seattle. My uncle, who lives in Seattle, can see Mount Rainier from his kitchen window on clear days.
4. Lake Union
Lake Union is a 580 acre, 34 foot deep (average) freshwater lake that lies within the city limits of Seattle, Washington.
5. Mount Baker
Mount Baker is a 10,781 foot high volcanic mountain that is about 30 miles east of Seattle. Mount Baker holds the world record for most snow in a year, which was set in 1989-99, when 1,140 inches (95 feet) of snow fell on top of the mountain.
6. Puget Sound
Beautiful views of the Puget Sound can be seen from the top of the Space Needle.
7. Safeco and Qwest Stadiums
The Seattle Mariners major league baseball team play in Safeco Field, while the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL play in Qwest Field in Seattle.
8. Seattle at Night
The Space Needle is open to midnight 365 days a year.
9. Seattle Sunset
Beautiful Pacific Northwest sunset views are available from the top of the Space Needle, weather permitting.
10. People Viewing Seattle from Space Needle
Some people at the top of the Space Needle taking in the views.
11. Seattle at Dusk
Seattle is particularly beautiful at dusk.
12. Cascade Mountains
The beautifull Cascade Mountains with snow on top from the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
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