Built in 1914, the Smith Tower was Seattle's first skyscraper and is probably the only tall building left in Seattle where uniformed attendants operate the old copper and brass elevators and you can peer into the different floors and offices as you ascend, an experience most people today have probably only witnessed in old movies. An outdoor observation deck on the 35th floor re-opened in August 2016 after renovation (it now includes a Speakeasy inspired cafe and bar) wraps completely around the four sides of the tower, providing panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including Mt. Rainier, as well as of Elliott Bay, Downtown Seattle, and Pioneer Square. The interior of the 35th floor contains the [http://www.chineseroom.com/ Chinese Room], with an ornately carved ceiling and a number of decorative flourishes imported from China in the early 20th century. There is a new 40 minute self guided tour (separate admission fee) about Seattle's history from the 1920's and beyond that is available.
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