Completed just a day before the April 21, 1962 World's Fair grand opening, Seattle Center is a 74 acre area park north of the downtown business district of Seattle. The theme for the World's Fair was "World of Tomorrow" and organizers followed that vision by incorporating new architecture with new technologies. A 1 mile long elevated monorail track connect Westlake Mall to Seattle Center with trains leaving every 10 minutes. The most visible and most iconic structure built for the worlds fair and that is also a major feature of the Seattle skyline is the 605 foot tall Space Needle. Scene from multiple vantage points around the city the Space Needle still towers over the rising local business buildings for now. The Space Needle restaurant's stands 500 feet off the ground and features a window seating area that rotates 360 degrees in 47 minutes.
Also located on the campus of Seattle Center are performance theaters, auditoriums, grassy knolls, children museum, Key Arena, International Fountain and skate park. Recent additions include the Experience Music Project, which features interactive collections and exhibits on various types of music, and the Chihuly Glass Garden featuring works by Dale Chihuly.
|Rainbow in the mist of the International Fountain|
|Looking up the Space Needle|
|EMP shiny metal exterior reflections|
|Monorail travels through the EMP|
|Red Train arrives at Space Needle|
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