I love rooftop gardens, especially if they are located in a great area and give you an amazing view. Seattle is a growing city and the City of Seattle offered developers to build bigger and larger developments if they provide certain amenities including low-income housing, public restrooms, sculptured rooftops, and public open space of different sorts.
Most of these amenities in Seattle are plazas around or in buildings. They are pretty neat but I wanted to go for something extraordinary and searched for rooftop gardens and I found two.
I got contacted by the property management company and got told that this is not a public space as I thought it was. I removed the entry. Sorry for the confusion.
Fourth and Madison Building
This rooftop garden is located on the 7th floor and wraps around three sides of the building. The main building itself has 40 floors and is 156.06 m (512.0 ft) tall. The rooftop garden is open from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5:30 pm and also features free Wi-Fi.
From this building, you can see the Columbia Center Tower, which is the tallest building in Seattle and has an amazing view of the city from the Skyview Observatory.
These two places don’t seem to be very well-known among locals. I have been to Seattle countless times and just discovered these places last week. It’s a very well-kept secret. If you know any other rooftop gardens let me know.
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