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Seattle’s Space Needle adds world’s first revolving glass floor

The renovated Space Needle, 184-m (605-ft) tall, multilevel tower in Seattle, Oregon, features the world’s first revolving glass floor. Thanks to a $100-million private investment, the interiors of the 1962 World’s Fair structure have been completely reimagined. With 196 percent more glass than before, including the use of 10 varieties, designers have created an immersive adventure.

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Opening the door to hydraulics in Seattle

Sam’s Tavern in Seattle, Washington, has been described as a “whimsical bar.” In order to increase the restaurant and bar’s overall capacity, owner James Snyder opted for two hydraulic doors, designed to open to an outside courtyard. Clad in glass to maximize natural light, the doors lay at a flat 90 degree angle when fully open, which creates a covered patio with additional seating that patrons can enjoy, even on Seattle’s many rainy days.

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