An observation deck
, observation platform
or viewing platform
is an elevated sightseeing
platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper
or observation tower
. Observation decks are sometimes enclosed from weather, as many skyscraper decks, and may include coin-operated telescopes for viewing distant features.
Notable public observation decks located on human made structures include the following:
This is a timeline of the development of world's highest observation decks since the inauguration of the Washington Monument in 1885.
See also List of tallest buildings and structures in the world#World's highest observation deck
The 10-m observation deck of Ronda, Spain, overlooks the Depression of Ronda plain over 100 m below.
A multi-level tree house in Cape Town, South Africa, with an observation deck on top
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