If Disney were to ever do a modern, real-life rendition of Rapunzel, this water tower in Volunteer Park would be the perfect set location for Rapunzel to let her hair down.
While the windows were barred (I felt like I was in a sort of luxury prison), there’s a 360 view of Seattle at the top. I saw Lake Washington, downtown area, the mountains and of course, the Space Needle (you can’t see the Space Needle in a panoramic view if you’re in the Space Needle).
At the top there’s some really interesting placards about the Olmsted Brothers and their company, who are responsible for lots of park and school campus designs. I never visited any of their other places nor do I really know anything about architecture but I remember there was a good amount of reference to Boston area; Harvard University, Brookline, Wellesley, Newton. Funny how some things come full circle.