How long is the elevator ride to the top of the Space Needle?

How long is the elevator ride to the top of the Space Needle?

43 seconds
The Space Needle was designated as an official landmark in 1999. It takes 43 seconds to travel in a Space Needle elevator from the ground to the tower’s top level, 520 feet above Seattle.

Is there an elevator in the Space Needle?

Upon arrival at the Space Needle, visitors experience a quick, 42-second elevator ride that brings you to the heart the action. Scanning out the window of the elevator, the people, cars, trees and neighboring buildings become miniaturized as you make the rapid ascent to the Observation Deck 520 feet above the city.

Why can’t you talk on the Space Needle elevator?

And there’s no talking in the elevator allowed, to minimize any particles spreading. The elevator operator has their own voice recorded to direct your view and remind you to stay quiet for the 41 -second ride.

Is the Space Needle elevator glass?

For the first time in the Space Needle’s 57 year history, the 500-foot level’s new, glass floor allows visitors to see the tower’s elevators glide up and down the structure as well as watch the mechanical apparatus that drives the floor’s rotation.

How many people fit in the Space Needle elevator?

25 people
The Space Needle elevators weigh 14,000 pounds each with a capacity of 4,500 pounds. The counter-weight weighs 40 percent more than the elevator fully loaded. Each elevator carries 25 people.

How many elevators does the Space Needle have?


Space Needle
Floor count 6
Lifts/elevators 3
Design and construction
Architect John Graham & Company

How many elevators are in the Space Needle?

How many people can fit in the Space Needle elevator?

Is the Space Needle elevator safe?

With the addition of the far-UV-C and UV-C technologies, a ride in our elevators is as safe as standing next to someone in an outdoor park while wearing a mask.

How many floors high is the Space Needle?

6Space Needle / Floors

Has anyone jumped off the Space Needle?

Paul D. Baker was the first person to jump from the Space Needle, committing suicide on March 4, 1974. Mary Lucille Wolf also jumped from the tower that year, on May 25. Following the two 1974 suicides, netting beneath and improved fencing around the observation deck were installed.

Does the Space Needle have a restaurant?

There is currently no full-service revolving restaurant at the Space Needle.

Has anyone fallen off the Space Needle?