The structure was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair and has been fascinating people ever since. It is symbolic of Seattle’s innovative-thinking spirit.

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A tourist attraction

The Space Needle is said to be one of the most photographed places in the world. Thousands from all over the world visit Seattle to gaze upon this marvellous creation. That very reason has given birth to a myriad of downtown Seattle hotels, including the likes of Pan Pacific Seattle.

Panoramic views

The structure stands tall at 184m offering visitors panoramic views of the surroundings – the top house serves as an observation deck; it stands privy to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and the Cascades.

To improve the visitor experience

The Space Needle underwent renovation in order to enhance the experience it delivers –the first phase of the project was completed in 2018; now, the place offers an observation deck walled with floor-to-ceiling glasses.

For the community

With its earnings, the Space Needles endeavours to make a positive change by sponsoring many programmes that support the nearby communities.


Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+