SEATTLE, WA — The Space Needle has reopened to visitors, and has been outfitted with new tech in an attempt to make the visit as safe as possible.
One of the biggest innovations: organizers say they’ve been able to sanitize the air itself using two types of ultraviolet lights. Using UV-C and Far-UV-C lights, both of which have been proven effective at stopping viruses in the air, they’re set up four new systems to scour the building’s interior of any possible disease vectors:
The UV sanitizing entry gate: Entering guests will be asked to spend 20 seconds inside the gate. It shines Far-UV-C light which the Space Needle says will eliminate 90 percent of surface contaminants.
New elevator lights: UV radiating lights have been installed in the elevators to make the ride to the top and return trip to earth safer.
Air circulation upgrades: UV-C lamps have been installed in