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Futuristic Seattle Monorail Washington Frank Gehry Experience Music Project

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Footage ID#
587566
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Matte attached
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Seamless Looping
Duration
00:00:15
Frame Rate
29.97 FPS
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none
Location
Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington State, United States
Source
Canon XHA1
Number of Views
250
Date Uploaded
23 Dec 2009
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Seattle Monorail. The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs a little over one mile along Fifth Avenue from Westlake Center in Downtown to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. It claims to be the "only fully self-sufficient public transit system" in the United States, and with a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h), to also be the fastest full-sized monorail in the country. The monorail trains and their tracks were given historical landmark status by the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board April 16, 2003.

The monorail, which cost $3.5 million to build, opened on March 24, 1962 for the Century 21 Exposition, a World's Fair being held at the current site of Seattle Center. Eight million people rode the monorail during the half year the fair was open; today, annual ridership is around 2.5 million.

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