The BusBank Presents: Seattle Space Needle & Boeing Factory
Seattle is calling! Mountain views, gorgeous waterfronts, and a breathtaking cityscape draw tourists and corporate travelers from near and far. If you haven’t experienced summer in the Emerald City, then it’s time to pack your bags and head west! And of course, no trip to Seattle is complete without a stop at the Space Needle. While you’re planning your trip itinerary, check out these top ten fun facts about the Seattle Space Needle:
- The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.
- It cost 4.5 million dollars to build.
- The design of the Space Needle was meant to reflect America’s ongoing outer space endeavors (although conspiracy theorists maintain that it’s purpose is to communicate with aliens…).
- The Space Needle is 650 high, 138 feet wide, and weighs approximately 9,550 tons.
- It can withstand winds up to 200 mph.
- Renovations on the Space Needle cost 20 million.
- At the top, the Space Needle contains a revolving restaurant.
- The Space Needle’s first manager was terrified of heights.
- Originally, plans for the Space Needle included nesting spots for storks at the very top of the structure. It was soon discovered, however, that storks would not nest at the top of the needle, since storks dislike Seattle weather.
- It is one of the top tourist destinations in Seattle and is one of the most widely recognized landmarks in the U.S.
Group travel to see the Space Needle is easy. Just contact The BusBank to learn how Charter Bus Rentals are the most cost-efficient and stress-free way to travel!