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Old 08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Default How many cities have a Space Needle-style tower?

Traveling up through Canada by way of Seattle recently, it struck how since the Space Needle was built for the World's Fair in 1962, many cities have built their own high-rise observation towers. Canada sems to have a few of them, and I know internationally these tourist towers seem to be somewhat common.

Off the top of my head--

CN Tower-Toronto
Calgary Tower, Calgary
Harbour Center, Vancouver (sort of)
Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas
Reunion Tower, Dallas
Tower of the Americas, San Antonio
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sydney Tower, Sydney

What else...
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Traveling up through Canada by way of Seattle recently, it struck how since the Space Needle was built for the World's Fair in 1962, many cities have built their own high-rise observation towers. Canada sems to have a few of them, and I know internationally these tourist towers seem to be somewhat common.

Off the top of my head--

CN Tower-Toronto
Calgary Tower, Calgary
Harbour Center, Vancouver (sort of)
Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas
Reunion Tower, Dallas
Tower of the Americas, San Antonio
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sydney Tower, Sydney

What else...

If you're talking around the world, shouldn't the Eiffel in Paris be on there, too?
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Shanghai:

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Berlin has the Fernsehturm.
I knew all those hours playing SimCity would pay off someday!

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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OKC even has a stupid space needle at the silly fairgrounds...Rather tall.




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Old 08-23-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle & Bellevue
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Sorry but there is only 1 city with the right needle...How many cities have a Space Needle-style tower?-2861498418_07b323f488_b.jpg
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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Its not pointy but Knoxville has the Sunsphere.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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Örebro's "Svampen" in Sweden is similar.

Welcome to Örebro

Click on the Attractions link and follow to Svampen.

http://www.svampen.nu/svampen.html
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles/Long Beach
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no tower like the space needle anywhere near LA (excluding the Stratosphere in Vegas) but the theme building in LAX has the same type of googie architecture as the space needle

Theme Building: File:LAX LA.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Needle: File:VolunteerParkNeedle.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

pretty similar huh
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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no tower like the space needle anywhere near LA (excluding the Stratosphere in Vegas) but the theme building in LAX has the same type of googie architecture as the space needle

Theme Building: File:LAX LA.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Needle: File:VolunteerParkNeedle.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

pretty similar huh
Have they finished the siesmic retrofit to the Theme Building yet, Western87?

I saw it in late May, and it was still "wrapped" by all the scaffolding.
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