N is for Needle #atozchallenge #AZchat

needle at nightSpace Needle, that is! Having grown up in Seattle, I love my hometown’s historic landmark.

Seattle_world_fair_stampBuilt over the course of a year for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Needle is grounded in 5850 tons of concrete and reinforcing steel, which is about the same weight as the structure itself. It’s said it can withstand an earthquake up to a magnitude of 9.1, but I hope we don’t find out.

If you find yourself in Seattle, take a trip to the top. There’s no way to climb it like the Eiffel Tower, but the elevators are quick and the view can’t be beat. Here’s a great webcam from the top that offers a panoramic view of the city.norwegian needle

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  1. Kirsten says:

    We were fortunate to visit the Space Needle on a bright sunny day in August. It was unforgettable to see Seattle spread out below us next to the sparkling bay under a brilliant blue sky.
    You’re lucky to have grown up in such a picturesque city. 🙂

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