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King Street Station Revealed


The historic ceilings are uncovered
When I picked up my friend Jen (hi Jen!) at Seattle’s King Street Station in early July, there was a tantalizing square opening in the dropped ceiling that revealed a portion of the ornate plasterwork far above us.  I didn’t have long to wait to see the full results. A week later the 1,600 ceiling tiles were removed and photos published of  the results.  I can only imagine the reactions in 1963 when the original ornaments and lighting were removed and covered. Did most people pronounce the new drop tiles, flourescent lighting and plastic laminate modern and lovely?