Seattle >Investments > Smith Tower
506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.601852 -122.332094
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pioneer Square
Check out the Chinese Room at the top for some killer views of the ferries crossing Elliott Bay. This is a Seattle architectural classic.
Feel the wind blowing as you look out over the city, the Puget Sound and the mountains. – The Experience
Although Smith Tower is no longer the tallest building in Seattle, it still provides a great view at a reasonable price. You'll travel back in time as you travel up to the observation deck in the original elevators, still run by uniformed operators. Then step outside for an-open air experience 35-stories high. Get right up to the bars and look down at the cars and people below--not an experience for the acrophobic. See the Space Needle, the ferries on the Sound, Safeco and Qwest Fields and--on a clear day--the Cascade and Olympic mountains including a view of Mt. Rainier.
Smith Tower's claim to fame came in 1914 when the 42-story building was completed--at that time the tallest outside of New York's Woolworth Building. L.C. Smith, of handheld-revolver fame, was looking for publicity for his new product--the typewriter.
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