During the Pike Market Food and Culture Tour yesterday the guide suggest that if you wanted a beautiful view of the Seattle area, go up the Columbia Center building, which is the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest.
At a height of over a thousand feet, it is twice the height of the Space Needle. The building has 76 floors with an observation deck on the 73rd floor. Choosing to visit the observation deck of the Columbia Center over the Space Needle turned out to be a great decision, as it is much higher and cost a third of the Space Needle.
You take two elevators to reach the 73rd floor. As you exit on the 40th floor to change elevators, the smell of coffee is in the air. What do you know, a familiar coffee shop!
The view from Columbia Center is very impressive, both at the 73rd floor observation deck and the 40th floor coffee shop.
Our next blog will be the last for our visit to Seattle. It involves a visit to a “sweet” factory. More on that later . . .