redesign of seattle space needle includes glass floors for dining experience at 500 feet

redesign of seattle space needle includes glass floors for dining experience at 500 feet

the seattle space needle, an american architectural icon, announced its plans for renovation earlier this year. olson kundig architects was chosen to oversee the preservation and design modifications. the project was proposed to both modernize and preserve the existing design. the $100 million dollar construction has now begun and within the first few weeks, a crew of twenty-five construction experts carefully raised a 28,000-pound platform 400 feet in the air. 

seattle space needle
construction begins on proposed renovations designed by olson kundig architects



olson kundig’s newest renders for the space needle reveal the restaurant’s glass floor dining experience in greater detail. approximately 500 feet in the air, high above the surrounding city skyline, the new design not only includes improvement to the restaurant, but also, for the brave, a viewing platform with glass benches that extend to the edge of the deck’s glass wall. 

seattle space needle
the restaurant’s dining experience includes open glass floors

seattle space needle
with this design, the iconic architectural feature will be preserved and modernized

seattle space needle
the viewing deck includes glass benches along the glass wall

seattle space needle
the design seeks to enhance the already mesmerizing viewing experience

seattle space needle
additional doors and stairways offer increased accessibility from the interior and exterior areas



  • Can you imagine the effect that ‘second drink’ has on your vestibular system with a glass floor? No thanks.


    JimCan says:
  • WOW….I don’t know…i keep seeing the world spin around me as i try to control my fear of heights!!

    Susan Brigham says:
  • I’ve gone up to the top of the Seattle Space Needle every decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990’s and the 2000’s (2007, etc). It is the best view of the West coast in the USA from a building, in my opinion. I live in Staten Island, NY now (NYC), but I would like to visit the new version of the Space Needle someday, if possible! It looks incredible! Thanks for sharing these photos! – John T in S.I. NY USA (NYC)

    John Thomas says:

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