At Hamilton Viewpoint Park you will find the best view on the impressive Seattle skyline. The park is situated on a hilltop above the Bay. The perfect place for great panoramic pictures.
Pioneer Square is the historic center of Seattle. There are totem poles of native americans, the Pioneer Building, the Klondike Gold Rush (National Historical Park) and other buildings from the early 20 th century. On Pioneer Square you should visit the famous Elliott Bay Book Company. Below Pioneer Square is an underground shopping street that emerged after the Great Fire in 1889 when the street level was raised by one floor. There was a market, prostitutes, bars and gangsters down here. The city closed this lawless place and the seattle underground was forgotten, until Bill Speidel rediscovered it and stood up for its protection. Today, the Underground Tour is one of the most interesting city tours in Seattle.
The "Columbia Center" is with 286 m (937 feet) the tallest skyscraper in Seattle. The building was designed by Chester L. Lindsey architects. The skyscraper was completed in 1985 called "Bank of America Tower". On the 73th floor, there is the highest observation deck on the west coast. By fine weather conditions, which is rare in Seattle, there is a breathtaking view over the city and the Puget Sound area.
Welcome to Seattle
Seattle is the biggest city in the state of Washington, with about 650,000 inhabitants. The city is located at Elliott Bay in Puget Sound. Behind the skyline of Seattle rises the volcano of Mount Rainer, with a hight of 4,392 m (14,411 ft). Seattle is known for Boeing, Starbucks and Microsoft. The IT industry has seen considerable economic growth in the recent years.
The most famous attractions of Seattle are the "Pike Place Market" and the "Space Needle".