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The Sky View Observatory is located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center. At nearly 1,000 feet it offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. The 360 degree panoramic view includes Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle.

Developed by Martin Selig, the 76-story, 1.5 million square foot Columbia Center—home to Sky View Observatory—was completed in 1985. Clad in smoked tempered glass and Carnelian granite, the structure boasts 8,800 windows, 2,100 hydronic heat pumps, 48 elevators, and 6 escalators. The many technical innovations required for such a large scale project, such as viscoelastic dampers and triangle shaped bracing, enable Columbia Center to withstand earthquakes and hurricane force winds, making it one of the strongest and safest buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

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LOCATION

701 5th Ave Floor 73
Seattle WA 98104

Onsite parking is available at current rates, subject to change without notice.

ONCE YOU’VE ARRIVED

To get to the Observatory make your way to the main lobby on the fourth floor of the Columbia Center via the main entrance on 5th Avenue, the elevators from the parking garage, or the escalators from the 1st floor Atrium off of 4th Avenue. Find the elevator bank labeled 37-76 and take the elevator to the Sky Lobby on the 40th floor (where the highest Starbucks in the world is located). As you exit the elevator an automated voice will tell you which direction to turn. Proceed to the elevators that are labeled “66-76”. Once in the elevator press “73” and you will arrive at the tallest public view in the west in seconds!

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TICKETS

Purchase your tickets online or in person on Floor 73. Pricing is as follows:

  • Adults: $14.75
  • Children Ages 6-12: $9.75
  • Children Ages 5 & under: FREE
  • Students & Military with ID: $9.75
  • Seniors 55+: $9.75

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE> For groups of 10 or more, please contact us for rates: groups@skyviewobservatory.com or 206.386.5564 For private, catered events, please call Ravishing Radish at 206.860.7449

Ticket prices are subject to change.

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SKY VIEW CAFé

CASUAL ARTISAN FARE & NORTHWEST LIBATIONS,
WITH THE BEST VIEW IN SEATTLE!

Sky View Cafe offers seasonal and fresh menus, that include delicious wraps, inventive salads, and house-baked pastries. Even enjoy a glass of local draft beers & wine with a view that can’t be beat.

HAPPY HOUR 5 – 7 PM Monday – Friday — ENJOY $1 OFF BEERS & WINES

If you work in the Columbia Center, present your employee badge to the front desk and receive complimentary access to the Skyview Observatory and 10% off at Skyview Cafe (excluding Happy Hour items)!

Café Hours: 11am – 7pm Daily

Café Telephone: 206.623.7373

PRIVATE EVENTS

The Sky View Observatory offers a one-of-a-kind event space in the highest public observatory in the Northwest with full-service catering. Whether it’s an intimate wedding, a cocktail party, or a corporate event, we will meet every event need. Seated events for up to 75 and stand-up, reception-style events for up to 100.

 

E-mail us today to plan your event:
events@skyviewobservatory.com

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NEWS

MEDIA ALERT: NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SVO

WHO:
All ages are invited to the Sky View Observatory (SVO) on Floor 73 of the Columbia Center for New Year’s Eve.

WHAT:
New Year’s Eve at Sky View Observatory! The 360 degree observatory makes this a front row seat to watch the fireworks show atop of the Space Needle from one of the highest viewing points in the Pacific Northwest. For this day only (Dec 31st), the SVO will stay open until 1 AM. The SVO Café will offer champagne, wine, beer, and light bites for purchase from 8 PM to 12 AM.  Space is limited to 350 people and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost of admission is $14.25 for adults, $9 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Convenient parking is available in the building, with an entrance off of Columbia Street.

Sky View Café will continue to offer their regular menu from 11 AM until 7 PM.
Bubbles – Vega Medien Brut Cava, Vandori Prosecco
Wine – Ravishing red, Ravishing white (house label)
Beer – rotating selection on tap. In bottles (all local) – Scuttlebutt blonde, Pike Kilt Lifter ruby ale, Pike Naught Nellie golden ale, Laurelwood Vinter Varmer brown ale & Fish Tale Winterfish seasonal ale.
Snacks –
Assorted Kettle chips
Chocolate dipped brownies and salted caramel blondies by Brown Sugar Baking.
Assorted holiday Theo chocolate bars
Pre boxed mezze plates (roasted red pepper & kalamata hummus, garlic crostini, assorted olives, cucumbers, salami, brie and candied walnuts.)

To purchase tickets or for more information about visiting the SVO, visit www.skyviewobservatory.com or call 206-386-5564.

WHEN:
Thursday, December 31st, 10 AM to 1 AM.

WHERE:
Sky View Observatory is located at 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 on Floor 73 of the Columbia Center. Visitors can access the SVO through the elevators in the main lobby of Columbia Center.

ABOUT SKY VIEW OBSERVATORY:
Located on the Floor 73 of Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory features 360 degree views of Seattle and the surrounding region. Affordably priced and open seven days a week, this observatory sits at a height of over 900 feet and is an outstanding value and venue for residents and visitors alike. Follow SVO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Please call 206-386-5564 for more information.

CONTACT US

For additional information, we may be reached at the following:
Tel: 206.386.5564 (press 5 to speak to a representative)
Sky View Café: 206.623.7373
General Information: CCSkyView@gmail.com
Events & Rentals: events@skyviewobservatory.com
Media: tamaraw[at]tamarawilson.com
Managed by: Urban Renaissance Group LLC

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Events photography by Stephanie Cristalli. View photography by Mike Reid. For larger prints, please visit mikereidphotography.com

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