The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington. It is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and the symbol of Seattle.
The Space Needle is 605 feet high and 138 feet wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons.
When it was completed it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph and earthquakes up to 9.5 magnitude. It has 25 lightning rods on the roof to prevent lightning damage.