Spend a few hours at the newly reopened Space Needle

Aug 4 2020, 7:47 pm

People watching from above may just be the perfect evening activity.

These days, rather than seeing bustling streets, you’ll be able to catch face-masked people wandering the lonely avenues of a pandemic-ridden Seattle — something that we hope may just be a once in a lifetime happening.

Those looking to partake in the apocalyptic activity can now do so from 605 feet above the ground at the newly reopened Space Needle.

In accordance with guidance from the state, the staff at the space needle have “made many changes to incorporate redundant layers of cleaning procedures.”

Space Needle

Space Needle

“All our safety standards are scientifically backed and regularly reviewed. When it comes to disinfecting surfaces, we combine redundant layers of continuous daytime cleaning with a deep clean every night. This includes new products that disinfect 99.99% of germs in as little as 45 seconds and state-of-the-art UV-C light technologies.”

According to the Space Needle, UV-C light technologies have “been used for decades to reduce and eliminate viruses and bacteria” in hospitals, and is used to clean surfaces inside the Needle. The lights in the elevators inactivate 90% of pathogens while continuously cleaning the air, while floor to ceiling disinfecting systems have been installed. Those walking into the building will need to spin for 20 seconds inside a UV sanitizing entry gate as well as donning a face covering.

space needle

Space Needle

The Space Needle is now open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. Limited tickets are available for purchase online.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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