Watch the Blue Angels from Sky View Observatory on the 73rd Floor

Sky View Observatory is planning a Seafair experience this weekend for the yearly Blue Angels show. The view from the top includes binoculars to enhance the view. For those 21+ a two-hour open bar from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm featuring beer, wine, and Prosecco is included, The youth ticket includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The Sky View Observatory is located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center. At nearly 1,000 feet it offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. The 360 degree panoramic view includes Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle.

Developed by Martin Selig, the 76-story, 1.5 million square foot Columbia Center was completed in 1985. Clad in smoked tempered glass and Carnelian granite, the structure boasts 8,800 windows, 2,100 hydronic heat pumps, 48 elevators, and 6 escalators. The many technical innovations required for such a large scale project, such as viscoelastic dampers and triangle shaped bracing, enable Columbia Center to withstand earthquakes and hurricane force winds, making it one of the strongest and safest buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

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Credit Mike Reid Photography

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