Saturday, March 7, 2009
Seattle, Washington: Space Needle
The Space Needle is Seattle's signature building. You see a shot of it in the skyline, and you know where you are immediately.
The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair, and has the usual observation deck and restaurant. On the deck, guides point out buildings as well as tell stories about Seattle's past and present. By the way, the souvenir stand at the bottom is extremely large for this sort of attraction.
This is a good way to introduce yourself to the city -- you can see how it is laid out and figure out what you might want to see. Besides, it's right in the middle of Seattle Center, which has an amusement park, the Experience Music Project, and Key Arena.