Pike Place Market (pp)Pike Place Market, which overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront, is located on Pike Street, one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.
pp Lots of fresh local produceThe upper street level contains fishmongers, fresh produce stands and craft stalls operating in the covered arcades. Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, in accordance with the Market's mission and founding goal: allowing consumers to "Meet the Producer".
pp The large market has more than one levelThe Market is built on the edge of a steep hill, and consists of several lower levels. Each level features a variety of unique shops such as antique dealers, comic book and collectible shops, small family-owned restaurants, and one of the oldest head shops in Seattle.
Space Needle (sn)The Space Needle observation tower is Pacific Northwest landmark & a Seattle icon. It was built in Seattle’s Center for the 1962 World's Fair which drew over 2.3 million visitors. Nearly 20,000 people a day used the tower’s elevators. The tower was designated a city historic Landmark On April 19, 1999.
sn At 605 ft high & 138 ft wide, it was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour & and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude. It also has 25 lightning rods.