Everyone makes a rush for the iconic Space Needle, but it's not the tallest Seattle viewpoint. That honor goes to the sleek,...
Downtown Seattle YMCA
The Y is notably traveler-friendly and this location has clean, classy, updated equipment including a pool, free weights, cardio...
A mere dwarf amid Seattle's impressive modern stash of skyscrapers, the 42-story neoclassical Smith Tower was, for half a century after...
This plush venue is open late and has a more extensive (and cheap) food menu than you might expect of a club whose top priority is...
McCormick’s Fish House & Bar
A mainstay of traditional Seattle dining and the flagship of a small Northwest chain, this classy, wood-lined place is a network of...
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Arctic Building information
Like the psychedelic Beatles' song, the unique Arctic Building, completed in 1917, is celebrated for its walruses. Their heads (25 of them) surrounded by intricate terracotta ornamentation peek out from the building’s exterior.
Though the walruses’ tusks were originally authentic ivory, an earthquake in the 1940s managed to shake a few of them loose to the ground. To protect passersby from the unusual urban hazard of being skewered by falling tusks, the ivory was replaced with epoxy.