Space Needle being renovated

SEATTLE -- The Space Needle here, known to many as the symbol of the city, is undergoing a $20 million revitalization, scheduled for completion in June.

The Space Needle's new look will combine the original design concept with research taken from visitors during a two-year period.

One of the biggest changes to the building will be the addition of a two-story, glass-enclosed Pavilion Level entryway, which will replace the existing retail, ticketing and lobby facilities.

Included in the exterior refurbishment is the Broad Street turnaround, a circular valet and drop-off area on the structure's south side. This turnaround also will be a new gateway to the Seattle Center.

The Observation Deck is also being redesigned to feature a full 360 degrees of unobstructed viewing.

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