Do you have the nerve? The Space Needle opens with new glass walls and benches

Posted at 6:13 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 18:13:13-04

SEATTLE, WA (KOMO/CNN) – A visit to the Space Needle’s observation deck just got a lot more interesting, if you have the nerve.

Specially designed glass benches opened to the public this week.

The benches, called "sky-risers," allow visitors to take selfies as they lean back against a glass wall overlooking the city's landscape at 520 feet in the air.

Ten of the benches are ready now. There will be 14 more before the $100-million renovation is done.

The project is more than 80 percent complete, according to the folks at the Space Needle. They expect to have it done by July 4.

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