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Space Needle

We’re at the end of our first day in Seattle, so why not conclude this day with a picture of Seattle’s most iconic landmark: the Space Needle, not long before sunset.

The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The 605ft/184m tall observation tower was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi river. It is built to withstand winds up to 200 mph and earthquakes up to 9.1 magnitude. The observation deck is reached by elevators traveling up to 10 mph and offers a view of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and the volcanoes Mount Baker and Mount Rainier.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 511/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-07-31 19:41
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 836 kb

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