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How you can climb the spire on top of the Space Needle

Here’s how you can enjoy the view from the very top of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

The iconic Space Needle is a Seattle symbol. Originally erected for the World Fair in 1962, the unique building now helps represent this beautiful city. 

Tourists, locals, and travelers keep the building occupied every day of the year.

If you’re fortunate enough, you can take an elevator to the top and see the newest addition, the glass rotating floor. But why stop there? Let’s add another gut-wrenching feeling to the list.

Every year the Space Needle and Fred Hutch work together to help raise money for cancer research. In 2018 they raised a little more than $700,000. Their 2019 goal is to hit the $1 million mark.

Also see | The Space Needle’s new glass floors open to the public

Here’s an incentive if you wanted to help raise money: the top 10 individuals who raise the most money get a chance to climb the spire at the top of the needle.

In addition, they also select a male and female with the fastest time during the "Base 2 Space" stair event, as well as two random individuals. 

A team of safety climbing instructors will strap each person to a harness and help you up the stairs to the top. Each climber will have 30 minutes to enjoy the views.

For those of you who get a little queasy shouldn’t worry. They have you strapped in and completely secured.

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