This is my current part-time job.
It sure has some ups and downs 😛
I sort of stumbled on to it. Although, we do have some friends here in Seattle that have both worked at the Needle – so maybe it was planted in the back of my mind. W and I also live very close to the Space Needle. Now I ride the elevators for some of my week.
I am still very new, so I am not super polished at hemorrhaging Space Needle information at the tourists yet..but I can fall back on my Australian accent. Or you know…lie shamelessly. (Did you know I bought my pet koala Caramello with me? He lives at the top!)
I have discovered a few interesting things in the last few days…
- Kids LOVE elevator buttons and sticking their little digits in the cracks of the doors.
- Some people will take me seriously if I insinuate there is a button that shoots us out the top.
- People that let rip a silent but deadly on a 40 odd second elevator trip are not cool.
- There is always at least one person petrified of heights in the lift and they always end up at the front near the windows somehow…
- I look pretty pimpin’ in a vest…just saying ;
Fast facts about the Space Needle:
- It is 184 meters or 605 feet tall.
- The elevators cruise up at roughly 16 kms or 10 miles an hour.
- On a hot day the Space Needle expands about one inch.
- There are 25 lightning rods (24 actual rods plus the tower) on the roof of the Needle to withstand lightning strikes.
- The original nickname of the Space Needle was “The Space Cage.” The original name of the restaurant was “Eye of the Needle.”
- Construction time was 407 days
This job should be fun enough while I sort myself out this year. If only I could study muscle anatomy and repeat that information to tourists over and over!
sounds pretty cool… cant believe people believe you about shooting out the top. hmmm, you know you could have fun with this, and dress up quirky-ish each shift… with a few aussie novelties.!! xx
That’s hilarious. I want to shoot out the top when I visit – we can totally achieve space flight!
awesome ,, love it
I recognise that photo of the needle!
you cracked me up, thanks!
hugs to you
I do love a good pun.