After living in this city for 16 years, I finally have a favorite view of the Space Needle. It’s from the alley-facing windows of Tacos Chukis, a Mexico City-style street food joint tucked upstairs in the back of the Broadway Alley mini-mall. It’s not the most picturesque or well-placed view of the Needle, but I believe it’s the best.
I’m pretty ambivalent about the Space Needle. On one hand, it serves as an instantly recognizable icon elevating Seattle above similarly sized snoozevilles like Milwaukee and Sacramento. It projects the vibe of a futuristic, jet-propelled metropolis instead of the traffic-choked gentrification combat zone we’ve become. Continue reading