Conveniently located downtown, Smith Tower is one of the city's original landmarks. Its observation deck has become famous for 360-degree views of Seattle, but the height-defying structure also boasts a photogenic exterior due to its prominent architecture.
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How to get there
N47° 36' 06.9624"W122° 19' 58.0332"
This drone photo of Smith Tower was taken from the top of the ABM Parking garage. I stood facing east to get this perspective. You can either bike, walk or drive to the parking structure — it's easily accessible no matter your mode of transportation.
By public transportation:
- Closest station: Pioneer Square Station (Link light rail)
- Head south on James St
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