SkyCity Restaurant (Seattle Fun Fact #53)

Did you know that SkyCity Restaurant, nestled atop the Space Needle, is one of the very first revolving restaurants in the world? You might think it’s got a Hemi, but the motor that revolves SkyCity has the highest gear ratio in the world – 360,000 to 1! It’s so perfectly balanced the motor needed to spin it has only 1.5 horsepower, about the same as an average household garbage disposal!

Photo: Ben Weaver

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