SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly regarded Conde Nast Traveler recently named Seattle's Sky View Observatory as one of the Top 11 public viewing platforms in the world. Offering 360 degree views from the top of soaring skyscrapers, Columbia Center's observatory was listed in-group with the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Empire State Building in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Conde Nast Traveler author, Marisa LaScala, noted that Seattle's highest and chicest view sits heads and shoulders above the local competition, and the entry fee of $12.50 is a travel bargain to boot.
Located in the Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory was completely remodeled and expanded in 2013. Although the floor had been open to the public for years, visitors can now enjoy a full spectrum view while sitting at a height of 932 feet. Previously, the location only offered a 270 degree view.
Lynda Collie, the General Manager of Columbia Center says, "We have been thrilled with the response to our new and improved public observatory. The fact that one of the premier and most highly respected travel magazines in the industry has listed us so prominently is indeed the pinnacle of our pride. We are looking forward to another busy tourist season and hope that visitors from around the world will continue to come and enjoy the tallest public view on the West Coast!"
The panoramic view includes Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, The Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the city of Seattle, The Space Needle and a glimpse of CenturyLink Field: home of the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. The tallest public viewing area west of the Mississippi, the SVO offers a priceless and unique way to gain a geographic bearing before venturing forth in the city and the region to tour and explore. The interior of the SVO was fully redesigned and static floor to ceiling displays share factual information from each vantage point.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Sky View Observatory website.
Sky View Observatory: Located on Floor 73 of the Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory features 360 degree views of Seattle and the surrounding region. Affordably priced and open seven days away, this observatory sits at a height of nearly 1000 feet and is an outstanding value and venue for residents and visitors alike. Follow SVO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please call 206-386-5564 for more information.
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