"Lost in Space" Seattle Center Tip by dinhyen

Seattle Center, Seattle: 33 reviews and 47 photos

 
 

The Space Center is probably Seattle's most recognizable landmark. Built for the 1962 World Fair (the World Fair seems to be the progenitor of many tall towers), the Space Needle stands 605 feet tall. The complex has been turned into an amusement park which may or may not be what you come to see.

However, nearby is something you should not miss. The Experience Music Project is housed in a Frank Gehry-designed structure that resembles a modern-art sculpture more than a building. Mere mention of the name of the brainchild of the Bilbao Guggenheim museum and other eye-popping buildings should give you an idea of what to expect.

The sleek steel-and-glass structure resembles crumpled metal. Its smooth sides of riveted steel plates are reminiscent of the metal skin of an aircraft, but its writhing shape creates the eerie impression of a monstrous creature that's very much alive. There's no right angle to be seen anywhere. And if this is to be the representation of something organic, you'd be hard-pressed to tell which end is the head and which is the tail...

Phone: +1 206-684-7200
Website: http://www.seattlecenter.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2002
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