WATCH: Man installs new camera atop Space Needle’s spire

SEATTLE — Amazing video shows an installer with a high tolerance for heights putting in new equipment on top of Seattle’s most famous landmark.

Officials with the Space Needle said the man put on a harness on Friday and scaled the tower’s spire to install a new panoramic camera 605 feet up.

The upgraded Panocam has higher quality footage than the previous camera.

The feed will now be available 24 hours a day with clear 360-degree views at night for the first time.

The installer also put in a new lightning rod while he was “hanging around.”

Panocam footage can be seen at

The upgraded Panocam was created by local production and design company Breedt.

Video courtesy of the Space Needle