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Space Needle

Seattle Washington
2007-11-15
The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington. It is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and the symbol of Seattle. Located in Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators — 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and earthquakes up to 9.5 magnitude (which would protect the structure against an earthquake as powerful as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake) and has 25 lightning rods on the roof to prevent lightning damage.
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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch - 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Los Olivos, CA
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Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington DC
The Loch Ness Monster - Loch Ness, Scotland
Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Florida
Stonehenge - Wiltshire County, England
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The Playboy Mansion - 10236 Charing Cross Rd., Holmby Hills Ca
London Eye (Millennium Wheel) - London England
Tian Tan Buddha - Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong