Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Seattle’s Space Needle has an interactive website that allows you to scroll up the structure while learning more about the city.
Seattle is having a successful year. The city’s hometown rapper Macklemore swept the rap awards at the Grammys (causing a bit of controversy in the process), and then the Seahawks took home the Lombardi trophy at the NFL Super Bowl. To honor Seattle’s recent success, check out the site dedicated to the structure that gained them notoriety in the first place — the Space Needle. The Space Needle was built in 1962 and quickly became an integral symbol of Seattle’s skyline. The structure now also has an interactive online component that lets you explore the 605-foot structure from the comfort of your own home — no matter where you are in the world.
As you scroll your way up the Space Needle, a variety of interactive materials will appear on the screen. You can click on things to learn more about the history of the Space Needle, as well as other facts about Seattle. The site explains, for instance, that it has rained over 162 feet (49.3 meters) in the city since the Space Needle was constructed. Despite the massive amounts of rain that Seattle gets, the city is well known for its vibrant culture of music, nature-exploration, and coffee. The Space Needle site has facts about all of those things and more. As you get a virtual view of the city, you can click on buildings or other things in sight to learn more about them. If you’re ever in the Seattle area, a visit to the Space Needle is worth it. If you can’t make it there, try checking out the digital equivalent instead.