A few facts:
The Space Needle is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle.
Views from the Observation Deck. This is facing a mountain range...i'm not sure if it's Mt. Helen or Rainier.
The Space Needle was built to withstand severe earthquakes by doubling the building code of 1962. But an earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter Scale jolted the Needle enough in 2001 for water to slosh out of the toilets in the restrooms. The Space Needle can escape serious structural damage during earthquakes of magnitudes below 9.
Here is a video i shot from the Observation Deck: