Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Dining At The Needle
Sky City, the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. Although the Needle is well over 50 years old, it retains it shows little signs of age.
The seating area of the restaurant rotates a making a full 360 degree rotation every 47 minutes.
The original name of the restaurant was "The Eye Of The Needle" It was known for having prices as high as it's 500 foot altitude. Today, the prices are about equal to any fine restaurant in the area.
The views from the restaurant were stunning. When we finished, we walked up to the observation deck. It was crowded with tourists from all over the world. There was a mini-museum there with historical pictures and artifacts. There is a gift shop at the base.
We had our rehearsal dinner at the skyline dining area (the new addition to the needle at 100 feet, built in 1982) in 1995 and we had been to the observation deck many times. It was however Deb's first time to the Restaurant and my first time since going there with a couple buddies in 1978. We thank Deb's Grandma for giving us a gift card for Sky City.