Welcome to Seattle's iconic Space Needle.
Built for the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, the Space Needle is easily the most recognizable landmark in Seattle. It features an observation deck at the top and a revolving restaurant. It is the foundation for firework displays on July 4 and at midnight on January 1 to celebrate each new year. It is even rumored to be the home of a Wheedle.
To log this cache, please take a photo of yourself or something personal with the large bolts anchoring the needle's legs to the foundation, and POST IT WITH YOUR LOG. No need to send me any answers - the photo with your log is all that is needed.
To log this cache, please take a photo of yourself with the large bolts anchoring the needle's legs to the foundation, and post it with your log. Logs without the appropriate photo will be deleted.
PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN THE LOGGING TASK ABOVE to assure the tenure of your log. Additional photos are welcome, but the following are not acceptable substitutions for the logging task:
Logs not following directions will be deleted
- Log with no photo
- Photo of you with the needle from a distance, in the restaurant, or on the viewing platform.
- Photo of the bolts alone with nothing else in the photo
- Photos sent to me instead of posting them with your log
- It is 605 feet (184 meters) tall
- The flying saucer shaped "top house" is so well balanced that the restaurant revolves using only a 1 horsepower motor.
- The foundation underneath the needle is 30 feet deep (9m) and 120 feet (37m) wide, and made with concrete from 467 cement trucks, all poured in one day.
- The foundation is so heavy, the needle's center of gravity is only 5 feet (1.5m) above the ground.
- It is built to withstand a wind velocity of 200 mph (322 kph) (174 knots)
- It has been immortalized in song.
- The top was originally painted a questionably attractive orange color called Galaxy Gold. These days, the entire needle is usually completely white, though it is sometimes decorated and painted for special celebrations.
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.