Space Needle reopens with limited capacity

Space Needle reopens with limited capacity

SEATTLE — The Space Needle is now open with limited capacity as part as the state’s phased reopening.

Millions were invested into fighting COVID-19 and visitors must follow health and safety guidelines. Masks are required and are provided for those who need one.

There’s a new machine called “Surficide” that cleans confined spaces like restrooms.  Both UV-C and far-UV-C disinfecting equipment is being used to help keep the air inside safe. The elevators draw in fresh air from outside.

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There are touchless hand sanitizer stations and sanitizing wipes throughout the building.

Ticketing with specific arrival times is in place so there won’t be too many visitors at one time. While it is not required to buy tickets ahead of time, those who buy tickets at the Needle on the day of their visit may have to wait.

On a busy summer day, the Space Needle would typically have about 10,000 visitors.