Space Needle

13Jan11

So, the first thing you need to know about the Seattle Space Needle is that it’s completely pointless. Built for the 1962 World Fair, it was supposed to symbolise what architecture would look like in the “future.” Apparently, in the future buildings that are 142m high only have three usable floors.

Ignoring the lack of practical value, however, it is pretty, especially when all lit up at night.

The Seattle Space Needle at night

Space Needle, with bonus festive Christmas tree!

The views from the top aren’t half bad, either. During the day:

In the evening:

And at night:

The Needle is located in the middle of the Seattle Centre, home to various other museums, theatres, and sports venues. There’s also a giant fountain, which is always exciting (especially if you can’t predict when it’s going to explode sky-high, as below).

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