Charles Mudede defends the Columbia Center tower in this week's paper, declaring it a structure "for all of us radiant people."

Charles was denied when he tried to get a tour. But if he could've waited till September, he'd have gotten all the way up to the 73rd floor, where the press is invited to an event called Senior Day Open House at Columbia Center. The info sent out yesterday says just this:

Senior Day Open House at the Columbia Center
Up where you belong!
View Seattle from the 73rd Floor Observation Deck of Seattle’s tallest building!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Admission is free!
Free parking in the Columbia Center Garage.
Wheelchair accessible.
Sponsored by:
Columbia Center
Seattle Human Services Department/Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation
For more Information, call the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens at (206) 684-0500.