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The Compressor Building At Gasworks Park - Seattle Washington
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Gasworks Park is a 20 acre point on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. It was cleared in 1906 to construct a plant to manufacture gas from coal - later converted to crude oil. Import of natural gas in the 1950's made the plant obsolete. The city acquired the site for a park in 1962. The park was opened to the public in 1975. The boiler house has been converted to a picnic shelter with tables, fire grills and an open area. The former exhauster-compressor building, now a children's play barn, features a maze of brightly painted machinery.
February 20th, 2013
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