Located in the northwest of the United States of America, one of the cities with Pacific views, Seattle is located on the territory of the state of Washington, DC.
The city of Seattle, USA, which is estimated at about 370 km², and the population is estimated, according to statistics for the year 2009 AD about 617 thousand people. Founded in the middle of the 19th century, Seattle is famous for its mild climate and its high level of green skyscrapers. The city is named Emerald City. The American University of Seattle, known as the University of Washington, is one of the largest universities in the United States.
In 1959, the potential artist was inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany and painted a dominant central structure vision for the 1962 Seattle World Exposition on a napkin in a cafe.
The artist was Edward E. Carlson, then President of Western International Hotels. His image was the space age to be the focus of an exhibition in the futuristic world of Seattle, which would be the 21st century theme. Initially Carlson’s shape became a landmark in Seattle’s internationally renowned, space-based needle.
However, Carlson and his supporters soon found moving the symbol from the drawing board napkin to the construction stage was far from easy. The first obstacle was the design of the chassis. Carlsson’s initial sketch underwent many transformations. One drawing resembled a tethered balloon, and another was a large balloon-shaped house on a central pole anchored by cables. Architect John Graham, fresh from his success in designing the world’s first shopping center (the North Gate of Seattle), turned the balloon design into a flying saucer. There were dozens of architects working on Graham’s team on drawings and ideas before reaching a final and fair design for a year and a half before the World Exposition
The obstacles were location and funding. Since the financing of your space needle, it had to be located on the ground that could be obtained for public use but built in the fairground. Early investigations did not like a piece of land does not exist. However, before the search was abandoned, an appropriate 120-foot-120-square-inch plot was found and sold to investors for $ 75,000 in 1961, just 13 months before the opening of the World Expo.
Construction, operated by S. Howard Wright Building, is progressing rapidly. It was basically poured underground in a deep pit 30 feet and 120 feet across. It took 467 cement trucks a full day to fill the hole, and the largest continuous pouring concrete I ever tried was in the west. Once completed, weigh the foundation as much as the space needle itself, and set the center of gravity just five feet above the ground.
The top five dome level of the house has been completed with special attention to the level of the restaurant rotor and deck control. The upper house is perfectly balanced so the restaurant alternates with just one electric horsepower engine. In keeping with the theme of the 21st century, the final coats of paint were painted by the white astronaut of the legs, the orbital olive of the heart, the re-entry of the red halo and the gold galaxy of the roof of the nation and temple. The 605-foot tall space needle was completed in December 1961 and was officially opened only four months later on the first day of the World Exposition, April 21, 1962.
Pike Place Market
Place to experience local life marketable watching and smells high sounds and good place for visitors. You can find the smells of fresh seafood tables facing floral stalls, scented aromas and many other things of artisans and antiques.
The EMP Museum building Stainless steel. The building also contains stainless steel and coated aluminum panels so as not to allow to change its color depending on the extent of bright light on it, to represent the continuous and evolving change in music.
Woodland Park Zoo
World-class park, and come forth many tourists and has more than 290 animal species, and park attracts more than one million visitors annually.
Seattle is known to be the cradle of music. Curiously, the Woodland Park Zoo hosts an outdoor music festival in late June each year.
Concert tickets do not include the zoo, but visiting the zoo before the concert is worthwhile and music lovers can visit the memorial of Jimi Hendrix located in the area dedicated to African savannah.
Spend a full day at the Woodland Park Zoo, and you and your family will enjoy a tour of the park, one of the world’s leading zoos for animals and their natural habitat.
Museum of Flight
Museum of Flight is the largest museum of aircraft in America, old and modern, including the Concorde aircraft and the aircraft of President John F. Kennedy and aircraft from the First World War and the second is still working and also there is the mountain of high-rise Seattle, which has many wonderful places and worth visiting. The first Boeing aircraft made, the history of its flights until the late 1930’s, more than 20 planes hanging from the roof on the sixth floor and the guests astounded, as well as additional landmarks such as the air traffic control center, a former presidential plane and the fastest aircraft ever. An open-air civilian airport allows visitors to explore some of the largest aircraft in the museum.
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or Ballard Locks
The harem of Hiram M. Chitenden, often called Ballard Locks, lies at the western end of the Washington Lake Canal ship in Seattle. They are constructed to raise and lower vessels (between six and 26 feet depending on the tide) to allow them to pass between fresh water (Union Lakes Washington) and saltwater (Puget Sound). Run by the Army Engineers Company, locksmiths are one of the most popular places to visit in Seattle and provide visitor center, salmon, steel and other fish and botanical garden.