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Space Needle

Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle
Photo: Jordon Kalilich License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), the SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m), and a gift shop.

The structure is 605 feet (184 m) high and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons.

At 60 stories it is not remarkably tall, and it is not as close to the cluster of downtown skyscrapers as one might think judging only from the typical angle from which Seattle skyline photographs are taken.

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