Pioneer Square’s Smith Tower is one of those places that could easily be overlooked, but really shouldn’t be ignored. Just one year shy of its 100-year birthday, Smith Tower was one of the world’s first skyscrapers outside of New York City. Made of steel and terra cotta, the tower was a remarkable feat for its day, and the 35th floor, known as the Chinese Room, is no exception. Named for the vast amount of carved wood, porcelain ceiling and intricately carved blackwood furniture that were gifts from the Empress of China, the room also boasts an amazing view of the city.
All of this is to say, it’s a great place to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones! So much so, the Chinese Room and Observation deck will have extended hours on the 14th, from 6PM-10PM for their “All You Need is Love” Valentine’s Celebration.
And, don’t forget to ask about the story behind the infamous “wishing chair.”
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