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On top of the world

Thanks to daveon, who has a membership in the Columbia Tower Club, I finally made it to the top of the Columbia Center, fondly known locally as Selig's Phallus, since it was built by a man by the name of Martin Selig. At 76 stories it's the tallest building in Seattle, and it was completed in January 1985, pretty much exactly a year after I moved here. The views are spectacular, and the food is quite nice. Dave and I chewed over the Hugos brouhaha and the prospects of venture capital. A lovely evening. Thanks, Dave!

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kdotdammit
Apr. 24th, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
Beautiful photos. I can feel being there.
randy_byers
Apr. 24th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
There's a public viewing "observatory" on top of the Columbia Center, and I'm not sure why I've never gone there before. The views really are amazing.
del_c
Apr. 24th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
"the tallest skyscraper in the downtown Seattle skyline and the tallest building in the State of Washington. At 287.4264 m (943.000 ft)"

That is a triumph of inappropriate precision.
randy_byers
Apr. 24th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
*snort* Too true.
daveon
Apr. 24th, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
Because of the location of the building in relation to the flight path to some of the local airfields, they apparently had to be VERY VERY clear about being under 1,000 feet.

Strange but true.
randy_byers
Apr. 24th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which, it was a little bit unnerving to see on the Wikipedia page that the Columbia Center was one of the targets the 9/11 terrorists considered.
del_c
Apr. 26th, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
"I was worried when they told me it was 947 feet, in case they'd made a mistake and it was over 1,000 feet. But when they told me it was 947.000 feet, all my fears were allayed!"
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