Space Needle renovations
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Seattle’s Space Needle has a whole new look

Space Needle renovations

Sandram Mcford, from left, Henry Chisale, Martin Rabson and Jonathan Mvula, all from Malawi, lean back on the glass wall in the newly redesigned glass observation deck in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

Tourists experience the rotating glass floor beneath the all-glass observation deck in the newly redesigned Space Needle in Seattle.

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Space Needle renovations

Tourists watch sunset as they spend time on the rotating glass floor beneath the all-glass observation deck in the newly redesigned Space Needle in Seattle.

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Space Needle renovations

A view of the Space Needle at dawn.

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Space Needle renovations

Sunrise bathes the Space Needle in a warm glow.

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Space Needle’s new glass floor

A view of the Seattle skyline with Mt. Rainier and the Space Needle in sight.

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Space Needle renovations

Miguel Susana, left, Arthur Callazans and Ronaldo Barros from Brazil pose for photos on the all-glass observation deck in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle’s new glass floor

Shauna Bittle lies on the rotating glass floor and tries to convince her daughter Stella Bates, 3, to join her.

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Space Needle renovations

A tourist sticks her camera through the gap between the glass walls on the observation deck in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle’s new glass floor

The newly renovated all-glass observation deck in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

The newly renovated rotating glass floor in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

A view of the fast-moving elevators that go up the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

A view of the fast-moving elevators that go up the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

Wren Walker, 10 months old, is crawling on the rotating glass floor in the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

Some Space Needle visitors try to plant one foot on the non-rotating floor portion and the other on the rotating floor portion to see how far they can spread their legs.

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Space Needle renovations

Brittany Figueroa, from Monterrey, sits on the rotating glass floor in the newly renovated Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

Tourists wander the all-glass observation deck while a seaplane flies by the Space Needle.

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Space Needle renovations

Space Needle visitors watch sunset come and go as they stand on a rotating glass floor that will change their views ever so slightly.

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