The last time I was in Seattle, my friends at Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros highly recommended I visit the Space Needle. It is an icon in Seattle that was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Amazingly they recorded there were over two million attendees and approximately twenty thousand people used the elevators at the event.
At the five-hundred-foot level of the Space Needle is a restaurant called SkyCity and an observation deck. SkyCity is a draw as not only does it provide stunning views of Seattle, it also rotates so you can see all of the city.
It was once the tallest building in the west rising high into the sky at six hundred and five feet. The weight of the structure is nine thousand five hundred and fifty tons and the width of the structure is one hundred and thirty-eight feet.
The elevator soars to the top of the Space Needle at ten miles per hour. You reach to top in only forty-one seconds. If you are there on a windy day, expect a longer elevator ride as it slows down to five miles per hour.
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board made the Space Needle a historical landmark on April 19, 1999.