Space Needle

Space Needle with Red Modern Art Sculpture - Downtown Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 4, 2012: Seattle Space Needle with a red modern art sculpture that looks like a red elephant?!?! ò.ó


Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, Space Needle is ranked the 6th highest highrises in Downtown Seattle as of year 2012. Space Needle features an observation deck at 520ft (160m), a gift shop at 500ft (150m), and a revolving SkyCity restaurant rotating 360o and offering a panoramic view of Seattle skyline with surrounding Rocky Mountains (Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mt Rainier, Mt Baker), Elliott Bay and nearby islands.

Other adjacent tourist attractions include EMP (Experience Music Project), Pacific Science Center, Children’s Museum, Children’s Theater, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, KeyArena, Chihuly Garden and Glass, a musical fountain, and many more.

This Seattle’s icon architecture can be viewed from many locations: Hamilton Viewpoint Park, Kerry Park, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Lake Union Gas Works Park, etc.

Space Needle with Musical Fountain - City of Seattle, Washington State, United States of America | SAMTSAI.COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle with musical fountain

Space Needle viewed from Don Armeni Boat Ramp at Hamilton Viewpoint Park - West Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle viewed from Don Armeni Boat Ramp at Hamilton Viewpoint Park

Space Needle Viewed from Lake Union Gas Works Park During 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks Display - City of Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle viewed from Lake Union Gas Works Park on Independence Day

Space Needle and City Skyline viewed from Lake Union Gas Works Park During Family 4th Event - Downtown Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle viewed from Lake Union Gas Works Park on Family 4th Day

Seattle Tallest buildings

# Name Height ft/m Floors Year
1 Columbia Center 937 / 286 76 1985
2 1201 Third Avenue 772 / 235 55 1988
3 Two Union Square 740 / 226 56 1989
4 Seattle Municipal Tower 722 / 220 62 1990
5 Safeco Plaza 630 / 192 50 1969
6 Space Needle 605 / 184 5 1962


Space Needle Viewed from Seattle Asian Art Museum next to Volunteer Park Conservatory - City of Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle viewed from Seattle Asian Art Museum

Space Needle Viewed from Pacific Science Center in Summer - Downtown Seattle, Washington State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 4, 2012: Space Needle viewed from Pacific Science Center

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