Space Needle

Seattle, Washington

At Seattle Center, Broad St @ 5th Ave N

The Space Needle is one of the most popular destination for visitors to Seattle, and even those who don't have time to visit it will try to take photos of it. The 605-foot tall structure is the most iconic symbol of Seattle.

It was originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, and it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River when it first opened. When skies are clear, visitors at the top have excellent views of downtown Seattle, the Cascades, the Olympics, Puget Sound's Elliot Bay and distant Mt. Rainier.

space needle and tulips

Space Needle in Spring (Z12A0028)
The tulips added a nice colorful touch, but they only barely fit in the shot of the Space Needle.

space needle

Space Needle (Z12A0029)

Space Needle

Space Needle Framed by Olympic Iliad Sculpture (Z06A0003)
A popular shot of the Space Needle is from the sculpture Olympic Iliad, created by artist Alexander Liberman.

space needle at dusk

Space Needle at Dusk (Z06A0002)
I took this picture of the Space Needle one evening from my apartment balcony.

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