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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR
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Space Needle view over Seattle & Lake Union from The Loupe

Is it truly a trip to Seattle if you haven't stood inside this iconic landmark, admiring the Emerald City from over 500 feet in the air? Soak in the 360 degree views as you spin around The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Just make sure to look down, as long as you're not afraid of heights!



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Mon-Thu: 10 AM-8 PM Fri-Sun: 9 AM - 9 PM Space Needle hours vary throughout the year, so check the website (https://www.spaceneedle.com/plan-your-visit) for the accessibility.


Regular: $32.50 to $37.50; Senior (ages 65+): $27.50 to $32.50; Youth (ages 5-12): $24.50 to $28.50


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N47° 37' 14.2284"W122° 20' 58.1028"
This photo of the interior of the Space Needle was taken from The Loupe, looking out towards the city skyline. The Loupe is on the 500-foot observation level and has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a revolving glass floor. To get here, simply find street parking near the Space Needle and then make your way to the base of the needle. I usually have the best luck finding street parking to the east and southeast of the Space Needle.  The Space Needle requires tickets for admittance. All tickets should include access to The Loupe. Once you've gained admittance to the Space Needle, head up the elevator to the 500-foot observation level and position yourself on the northeast side of the deck looking out over the city and Lake Union. The Loupe can be busy at times, but if you wait in one spot, eventually your frame will clear out and you can get a clean shot. Address: Space Needle, 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109


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