Like the psychedelic Beatles' song, the unique Arctic Building, completed in 1917, is celebrated for its walruses. Their heads (25 of...
Downtown Seattle YMCA
The Y is notably traveler-friendly and this location has clean, classy, updated equipment including a pool, free weights, cardio...
Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae
These three large pieces of the human anatomy recreated in bronze are the work of British sculptor Henry Moore. They stand guard at the...
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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Columbia Center information
Everyone makes a rush for the iconic Space Needle, but it's not the tallest Seattle viewpoint. That honor goes to the sleek, tinted-windowed Columbia Center at 932ft high with 76 floors. An elevator in the lobby takes you up to the free-access 40th floor, where there's a Starbucks. From here you must take another elevator to the plush Sky View Observatory on the 73rd floor, from where you can look down on ferries, cars, islands, roofs and – ha, ha – the Space Needle!
Built between 1982 and 1985, it's the loftiest building in the Pacific Northwest