More on the Seattle train station restoration
What was the purpose of this balcony? Neat isn’t it? It was uncovered when they took off the drop ceiling and revealed it’s true structure.
May 1st, 2011 I wrote a post on going on the train which included some photos of the train station compass room. This photo I recently took is to the left of the compass room, compass room is just the exit part onto the streets of Seattle. Sorry for the blur- I must have not kept the camera steady. (few more of my own photos are at the end of this post).
This is what it used to look like!
photo courtesy of http://seattleposttimes.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/empire-builder.html
I can’t tell what direction this is facing…but I do recognize the long benches- a few of them are still there today being used, but not the big chairs at the end of the benches. The benches on the left are just as they are today as in the photo, but the ones on the right are not three now. On wiki it says there was a restaurant in there at one time- maybe to the left of the photo?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012348913_kingstreet14m.html Here’s an article about the restoration and is where I got this photo from.
2 more photos:
These ceilings are so fancy!
photo below: Looks like a reddish plaster of some kind. See how far the drop down ceilings were- it’s where the lights are now. The whole restoration should be down by 2012.