After being cloaked under wraps for months, the Space Needle has started to reveal it’s big remodel. The Seattle icon is going through a $100 million renovation called the Century Project and the first phase is nearly completed! Where you could previously only see a 20 foot tall weatherproof screen is now an epic reimagining of the viewing deck and restaurant. The goal of the project has been to provide visitors with an inhibited 360-degree view of the city and it's majestic surroundings. They've accomplished just that!
Glass floors and walls have been installed around the observation deck to open up the views of the city, ocean and mountains. As of this morning, 10 glass benches called Skyrisers are in place and ready for the ultimate “Seattle Selfie”! The benches are more than 500 feet off the ground and are intended to give visitors a thrill. A highlight of the Space Needle’s renovation includes the world’s first rotating glass floor. In order to maintain the Needle’s original look from below, the lowest level of glass has a one-way treatment to allow guests to still see down. Right now, visitors can marvel at the completed parts of the Space Needle.
By the 4th of July, both levels of the Needle will be open, according to the Needle’s spokesperson. And the remaining elements of the renovation will take place over the next few years and includes repainting the whole structure and updating the elevators.
Engel & Völkers Seattle Eastside