View of downtown Seattle, Washington and Elliott Bay from the top of the Space Needle.
The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators. Visitors can reach the observation deck (520 ft/160 m) and the rotating SkyCity restaurant (500 ft/150 m) of the Space Needle by elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 41 seconds.
Recorded in April 2013.