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observation deck


a platform or open area on top of a tall building or natural feature from which the public may view the surrounding panorama


How many proposals could the observation deck of the Empire State Building have seen in its 75 years?

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  • He could work there as well as on the observation deck, anyway.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • George Hanlon glanced about the observation deck and saw at some distance the young man who had sat at the same dining table.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • Dontor strode firmly toward the ladder leading to the observation deck.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • They got out on the observation deck, and Scott walked directly to a small door at the end of a corridor.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • He went back to the observation deck, picked up the PA-phone, and called for attention.

    Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper

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