2019 begins in Seattle with fireworks and a light show

更新日期:2019年4月3日

(轉載自: The Seattle Times)

(By Rebekah Welch)


Seattle rang in 2019 with a spectacle that lit up the downtown skyline even more than usual. In a new twist on its long-running annual fireworks show, the Space Needle this year started the night with a light show at about 10 p.m.

The landmark used a million dollars’ worth of equipment that took several days to install for the show, which was set to music playing on KISS 106.1 FM, said Space Needle spokesman Dave Mandapat. The celebration was the first New Year’s Eve since the Space Needle’s massive renovation, which allows visitors to stand atop a glass floor and see fireworks “literally going off beneath their feet,” Mandapat said.



“We wanted to evolve the show into something grander than it’s been,” Mandapat said.

The 30-minute light show glowed on a clear evening despite heavy fog earlier in the day. The fireworks began at midnight and lasted about 10 minutes.


Where is Seattle?


Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 730,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

Seattle's official nickname is the Emerald City, the result of a contest held in 1981. The reference is to the lush evergreen forests of the area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the Gateway to Alaska for being the nearest major city in the contiguous U.S. to Alaska, Rain City for its frequent cloudy and rainy weather, and Jet City from the local influence of Boeing.


Schools near Seattle


1. Cascadia College: is an American community college located in Bothell, Washington on a shared campus with the University of Washington Bothell. Cascadia has a campus with leading technical resources and innovative equipment. Students can apply for scholarships. (To know more about Cascadia College: //SCHOOL// Cascadia College)


2. Edmonds Community College: is located in a safe and quite suburb of Seattle, Lynnwood, which only take 1.5 hours to drive from Vancouver, Canada. The campus is just a few minutes drive from the beaches and waterside parks of the Puget Strait. (To know more about Edmonds CC: //SCHOOL// Edmonds Community College)




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