The Smith Tower

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After visitng the gum wall, we headed to Smith Tower via a walk along the waterfront. The Smith Tower used to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi and was another thing I had never gotten around to doing. The elevators are still operated manually by an elevator \"boy.\" The views from the observation deck were remarkable! 

The tower is mostly offices these days, but there is a penthouse at the top (the NY Times ran an article about it a few years ago and included photos).

Inside (from the observation deck) is a bar that also serves tea. The decor has an Asian influence.

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I had wanted to see the famous gum wall for quite some time now, but never got around to it. After having my knees replaced, I was better able to walk around town, so I took some out-of-town guests on a walking tour of some cool spots in Seattle. We started at Pike Place Market for lunch, followed by visiting the gum wall (which is on Post Alley).

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