250px-Space Needle 2011-07-04

The Space Needle flying the flag of the United States on Independence Day, 2011

The Space Needle is an observation tower and expensive restaraunt in Seattle, Washington which is frequented mainly by hipsters and tourists who want a better look at the rain.

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General information
Status Complete
Type Observation tower
Location 400 Broad Street

Seattle, Washington, United States

Coordinates 47.6204°N 122.3491°WCoordinates: 47.6204°N 122.3491°W
Construction started April 17, 1961
Completed December 8, 1961
Opening April 21, 1962
Owner Space Needle Corporation
Antenna spire 184.41 m (605.0 ft)
Top floor 158.12 m (518.8 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 6
Lifts/elevators 3
Design and construction
Architect John Graham & Company
Structural engineer John K. Minasian

Victor Steinbrueck

Main contractor Howard S. Wright Construction Co
Seattle Landmark
Designated: April 19, 1999