SEATTLE, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting July 1, 2013, Seattleites and visitors will be able to enjoy a new sky high 360 view of Seattle and the surrounding majestic scenery of the Puget Sound region. Previously, the location only offered a 270 degree view. The newly expanded and renovated Sky View Observatory (SVO), located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, will be open to the public.
The upgraded observatory offers visitors a full spectrum view from a height of over 900 feet in Seattle's landmark skyscraper, which was built in 1985. The panoramic view includes Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the city of Seattle and, of course, The Space Needle. The tallest public viewing area west of the Mississippi, the SVO offers a unique way to see the Seattle area. The interior has been fully redesigned and features new displays at each vantage point telling the story of the city and the region.
The SVO is currently open every day from 10 am to 8 pm. Admission is free for children under the age of five, $9 for seniors and children ages 5 to 17, and $12.50 for adults. Visitors can access the SVO through the elevators in the main lobby of Columbia Center. The building was designed by architect Chester Lindsey and is currently managed by CAC Real Estate Management Co., Inc. and owned by an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the SVO is a perfect launching pad for exploring the Emerald City and surrounding region.
Lynda Collie, the General Manager of Columbia Center says, "The Sky View Observatory should be the first place to visit upon arriving in Seattle. It is an affordable way to get a higher and better view of our culturally rich city and ecologically diverse region."
Sky View Observatory: Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory features 360 degree views of Seattle and the surrounding region. Affordably priced and open seven days a week, this observatory sits at a height of over 900 feet and is an outstanding value and venue for residents and visitors alike.
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