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Great to see this happening in Seattle. A lot of former industrial sites have been converted to recreational uses across the US but few retain vestiges of the previous use.
Inspired by Seattle’s Gas Works Park is one of the best examples of converted industrial sites, Landschaftpark Duisburg-Nord in the Ruhr region of Germany. Although there is some emphasis on the “industrial heritage” aspects of the park, being a former coal and steel production facility, the park is much more: recreation, arts, culture. Well worth looking into.