Space Needle

June 10, 2011 at 1:00 am 2 comments

After our disappointing visit to the Science Fiction Museum and noting the weather was currently sunny and clear, Ryan, Brian N and I headed over to the Space Needle. Lines were short and the elevator ride was only 40 seconds long. Before we knew it, we were at the top taking in stunning views.

Seattle - Space Needle - View 2

Seattle - Space Needle - View 4

Seattle - Space Needle - View 6

Brian N and I have been friends since my sophmore year of high school. In the past 20 years, his keenly calibrated observations have brought me a lot of laughter. The Space Needle was no exception. At the top, we were all reading a seemingly benign sign about the history of the structure. Brian drew our attention to Edward Carlson’s original sketch of his vision. It looked like a kindergartener drew it!

Seattle - Space Needle - Original Concept
Original Space Needle Concept

Brian started to mock the design and speculated on the hand off of the design to the architects and engineers.

“You see what I’m going for, right?”

I laughed and laughed and laughed, just as I did in high school, just as I did in college and just as I continue to do well into adulthood.

On our way back down the Space Needle, our elevator gave us a preview of our next destination – The Pacific Science Center!

Seattle - Space Needle - Pacific Science Center From Elevator
The Pacific Science Center From the Space Needle Elevator

More pictures of our Space Needle visit can be found on my Flickr site.

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Seattle’s Science Fiction “Museum” The Pacific Science Center

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Pacific Science Center « TGAW  |  June 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

    […] our visit to the Space Needle, Brian N, Ryan and I had a quick lunch and then waltzed over to the Pacific Science Center. This […]

  • 2. geekhiker  |  June 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve never been to the top of the Space Needle. :( And you got to go on a clear sunny day!


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