United States Columbia Center – Sky View Observatory

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

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The Columbia Center Sky View Observatory is located nearly 1,000-feet above the ground and offers the highest public view over the city of Seattle. This grandiose, 360 degree panorama spans across the Puget Sound Basin from Mt Rainier to Mt Baker. The Puget Sound, lakes and waterways as well as roads and freeways are laid out below your feet. To the west lies the Olympic Mountains. To the east is the Cascade Range. Other city viewpoints such as the Smith Tower and the Space Needle seem tiny from this skyscraping view. Yes, you will see a lot of roof tops. However, you will also look down on parks, gardens, streets and freeways.

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http://Sky View Observatory website


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