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Gas Works Park Urban Park. Terence, Megan, Brian, Stephen. Gas Works’ Past. Lake Union’s industrial history Sawmills Coal Ship building Iron Railroad Seattle Gas Light Company (1900)
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Gas Works Park Urban Park Terence, Megan, Brian, Stephen on-lake-union.jpg

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Gas Works\' Past Lake Union\'s mechanical history Sawmills Coal Ship building Iron Railroad Seattle Gas Light Company (1900) 1906: Coal gas plant opens

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Bogue and Industrial Lake Union Virgil Bogue Civil architect Proposed "Bogue Plan": Would have been Seattle\'s first complete arrangement Argued that Lake Union ought to be a modern zone Located in the heart of the city The Olmstead Brothers Landscape outline firm Recommended that the territory ought to be utilized for a recreation center Nice perspectives, drifting, play area, and so forth. Bogue Plan is dismisses by voters 1917: After channel and Ballard locks are open, Lake Union does in reality turn out to be exceptionally modern and Bogue\'s fantasy was still accomplished. Virgil Bogue

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Seattle Gas Company Originally called the "Seattle Lighting Company" Main item: lit up gas utilized for lighting Made from coal Used for cooking, refrigeration, warming homes and water, and so forth. Name changed to Seattle Gas Company in 1930

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Switch From Coal to Oil 1937: Seattle Gas Company chooses to fabricate their city gas from oil rather than coal Too costly to work coal-to-gas generators Took them separated, supplanted with oil-to-gas generators

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Facilities Storage tanks Boiler house Pump and compressors Offices Laboratories Additional bolster

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Gas Company\'s Decline The plant\'s number of clients diminished altogether from 1940-1954 Lost almost 7,000 clients Seattle began bringing in common gas in the 1950\'s Seattle Gas Company\'s plant starts to come up short Production of city gas is halted in 1956

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1960 Transition of Seattle Gas Company to Gas Works Park

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Important Dates 1956 Last year for creation at Seattle Gas Company 1962 City of Seattle obtained the deserted land and structures for $1,340,000 1970 Park advancement starts 1971 Park Board affirmed Richard Haag Associates\' Master plan to safeguard the grounds and structures on them as a recreation center 1972 Debt from buying the land is paid off 1976 Gas Works Park (GWP) opens to people in general

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Acquisition and Designer of the Sight The land and its structures were procured with the assistance of Seattle Forward Thrust Bonds and assistance from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.). Richard Haag outlined the all-inclusive strategy for the recreation center, and introduced his thoughts and arrangements to the Seattle Park Board for endorsement. Richard Haag can is viewed as the most critical individual in the move of Seattle Gas organization into a such an understand stop, to the point that it is today. He saw the estimation of the structures and the way that they ought to and could be put something aside for future eras.

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Richard Haag Wanted to keep the structures on seeing the future stop for their stylish esteem. His outlook was inverse from most amid this time He was granted the President\'s honor for Design Excellence given by American Society of Landscape Architects (ALSA) in 1981 for his work on GWP

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Unique Design of GWP Much of the Rubble from the first building establishments at GWP was utilized to make the immense "Earth Mound" The pump house was changed over to a "Play Barn" The kettle house was changed over to a cookout zone The sight had been sullied during that time of utilization, and thus bioremediation was utilized all through to fluctuating degrees. (Different trees, plants, and a 18" of biomediated soil was utilized underneath the grass fields.) Stretch of railroad at the north end is presently part of the Burke-Gilman trail that goes through the recreation center.

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Before... 1965

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… After

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Pollution in the Park 1976 stop opens 1984 stop was observed to be tainted, incidentally shut 1985 contamination secured with 1-foot top of clean soil 2001 $4million cleanup 2004 cleanup of NW corner 2005 explore silt defilement

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Pollution 3,000 pounds of tar found in underground vein in NW corner Benzene smoldered off

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Oozing Tar works out of the ground occasionally Golf ball to Softball estimate bunches Weekly Park checks for overflowing tar (summer months)

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Benzene Long term introduction: Decrease in red platelets Harmful impacts to bone marrow Can bring about Leukemia High levels of presentation: Drowsiness Rapid heart rate Confusion demise

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Naphthalene Evaporates in air Dissolves in water Pass through soil High Levels of introduction: Fatigue Pale skin Lack of hunger Long term presentation: Cancer in creatures Easily went through soil/water, spreads all through the Park and lake

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Chemicals Most underground plums of unsafe chemicals were expelled blazed off in 2001 5.8 sections of land of clean soil beat Chemicals still exists and posture dangers to stop goers, biological systems, and Lake Union

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Pollution Today Current levels of Benzene and Naphthalene are howl perilous levels for people Remain over the level destructive to the earth and groundwater

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Social Benefits of Gas Works Park Remnants of the Old Gas Works

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Social Benefits of Gas Works Park A vast man-made slope Kite Flying Sundial

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Social Benefits of Gas Works Park Picnics Protests Concerts Weddings Festivals

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Social Benefits of Gas Works Park View of downtown Seattle Fourth of July firecrackers show

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