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Eye of the Needle - OU05A9

 The original nickname of the Space Needle was "The Space Cage."

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N 47° 37.230' W 122° 20.959' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Washington
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:05 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 01 October 2012
 Date Created: 01 October 2012
 Last Modified: 02 October 2012
 Waypoint: OU05A9


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 605 feet tall and, at the time of its completion, was the tallest structure in the U.S. west of the Mississipi River. The architecture of the Space Needle is the result of a compromise between designs of two men, Edward E. Carlson and John Graham, Jr. The two leading ideas for the World Fair involved businessman Edward Carlson's sketch of a giant balloon tethered to the ground (see the gently sloping base) and architect John Graham's concept of a flying saucer (see the halo that houses the restaurant and observation deck). The Space Needle celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
Space Needle
As part of your visit, please take either a photo of you and your GPSr on the observation deck overlooking part of the scenery or at the base of the Space Needle looking up with your GPSr in the photo or your hand giving a thumbs up.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 6x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 05 September 2016 GoinPostNet Found it

We were staying a couple blocks away so we had to come check out the Space Needle on our last night in Seattle. Strange to find a cache here owned by someone I know back in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for the cache!
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Under the Needle
Under the Needle

1 16 August 2015 BMars7391 Found it

08/16/2015 23:07:12


In the Area for Geocaching Block Party.  They set up a lab cache near by. So I made the grab on this one as well

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My GPS at the base of the Needle
My GPS at the base of the Needle

1 13 August 2014 Wet_Coaster Found it

I was in Seattle to watch some baseball games (Blue Jays lost Yell ) then attend the Block Party at groundspeak at the end of the week.  My wife and I took a ride on the monorail and toured the Glass Museum at the Space Needle park.  Excellent works of art.

Thanks for the Cache!

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Base of the Needle
Base of the Needle

1 11 May 2014 wolfsong Found it

Done with isimud360

1 07 February 2014 NativTxn Found it

I was in town for a conference and did some caching and Munzeeing with TheBadCop (including Geocaching HQ and the GeoTour) during the day.  Later that night, I went down to the Needle by myself, but was running late, so I didn't go up (didn't want to miss the last shuttle back to the hotel).  My phone is my camera and GPS, so I can't show it in pictures.  In order to get this angle, I couldn't get myself in the shot.  It was extremely cold and there were not a lot of people about to help get the shot. I hope this will work well enough.  Wish I had come on Saturday night as we got snow then.
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View of a Tall object from a short Cacher
View of a Tall object from a short Cacher