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Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different

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While it's hard to imagine Seattle's Space Needle looking any other way, few people know that the iconic 'flying saucer' design wasn't the original choice.

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Seattle may be famous for its rainy days, but people here live to get outdoors, to race on its lakes, climb icy summits, ferry to work, or cheer on the Seattle Seahawks in one of the world's loudest stadiums. Spend a day soaring over the city's iconic landmarks and best-kept secrets. From the precise engineering of its Space Needle to the eerie hums of the Sound Garden to a waterfront that rivals any in the world, we salute this shining beacon of America's Pacific Northwest and the people who keep it running 24/7.

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