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.
Seattle Tallest buildings
|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|