A Seattle icon and built for the 1962 World’s Fair — I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Space Needle off Broad St. twice, and once to experience the delicious top-side restaurant with my Aunt.
This well-known landmark gives some of the most splendid views of Seattle city vistas any time of the day.
In the past, I visited during brunch time daylight, and this time, I visited at dusk, watching the sunset over the city.
Excited to see its new renovation, I grabbed a ticket at one of the self-serve kiosks and stood in line for roughly twenty minutes until entering the Space Needle elevator.
All I must say is that the renovation is too much for me. What do I mean by this? It’s terrifying! Gorgeous, but scary! On the top level deck, the railings are now made of large panels of see-through glass, that are tilted outwards. Many people were standing on the glass benches and leaning outwards on the panels, but that’s not for me. I’ve grown quite terrified of heights into my older age!
The sun went down over the city in grand fashion.
After visiting the top-level deck, I decided to go down to the lower deck, where there’s also a glass floor! Again — terrifying! I walked only on the carpet parts and watched people brave the see-through floor.
Is the city of Seattle trying to give the general public heart attacks?
After browsing each floor and taking some photos, I went back up to the upper deck and grabbed a bread bowl of clam chowder and a bottle of water, and watched the city lights.
I thought how much of a thrill it must have been to visit the Space Needle back in 1962 when it was first built. Then again, for anyone — it’s quite the thrill pretty much every visit.
You lose your head in the clouds, gawk over Seattle’s beauty, and see Mount Rainier if you’re lucky.
Don’t forget to grab a gift at the gift shop on your way out! I caught myself a copper shot glass that now has a succulent growing out of it on my desk — always reminding me of this special spire.