Space Needle

The Space Needle was built for the World Exhibition in 1962. A visit of the 184-meter high observation tower is a must, great views over Elliott Bay, Lake Union, the skyline of Seattle and somtimes even on Mount Rainier

 

400 Broad Street, Seattle

www.spaceneedle.com

 

Seattle Skyline

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.   

 

Hamilton Viewpoint Park

 

Pioneer Square

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.

 

Yesler Way/First Ave., Seattle

www.pioneersquare.org

 

Seattle Central Library

The new Seattle Central Library was opened in 2004. The building was designed by the famous dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA. 

  

Smith Tower

The "Smith Tower" was erected in 1914. It was the tallest building at the American west coast with a hight of 140 m (427 feet). From the observation deck you can see Down Town Seattle, the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. 

Columbia Center

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.

Seattle Aquarium

The "Seattle Aquarium" is home to fish and other marine life from the Pacific and the waters of Washington State. The Aquarium is the perfect place for a rainy day.  

Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Market was built in 1907 as wholesale prices rose and the citizens demanded a market where they could buy directly from the producer. The most beautiful covered market in the USA. 

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

The "Tacoma Narrows Bridge" is famous for the spectacular collapse of the predecessor bridge in 1940. Today you can see two new bridges at the "Tacoma Narrows", about 55 km to the south of Seattle. (See the video on youtube) 

 

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw

 

Map Sights of Seattle

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Travel Guide Seattle

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". 

 

 

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