Since its grand opening on April 21, 1962, the landmark continues to symbolize the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of Seattle.
Located at Seattle Center, the Space Needle stands at 605 feet tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world.
Some interesting facts about the space needle are.
The Seattle Space Needle Is an Observation Tower.
The Space Needle Is 605 ft High.
The Space Needle Was Designed By John Graham.
The Space Needle Was Named “The 400 Day Wonder”
The Space Needle Is Built To Last.
The Space Needle's Elevators Offer a Joy Ride.
Two of the Space Needle elevators are high speed and can travel at a rate of 10 mph, or 800 feet per minute.
Actual travel time from the ground level to the top-house is 43 seconds.
Under high wind conditions these high-speed passenger elevators are slowed to 5 mph.