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Old Posted Feb 14, 2008, 12:47 AM
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Where is world's tallest gasometer?

Where is world's tallest gasometer?

My suggestion: Oberhausen gasometer ( http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasometer_Oberhausen ) 117 metres tall with 67 metres diametre, but not in use as gasometer today.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2008, 5:23 PM
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I've been up late nights wondering the very same thing.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2008, 1:47 AM
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My great grand-pappy devoted his whole life to finding it... And died a broken man.
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but not in use as gasometer today.
well then it's not really a gasometer, is it?
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2008, 5:30 AM
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There were two pretty tall ones in Brooklyn that got imploded a few years back...
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how about that one to the left of the downtown? Its 117 meters tall.


photo by Gutooo
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2008, 1:02 PM
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sorry, the above is not a gasometer. My mistake comes from the fact its called "Usina do Gasometro", but in reality, its a thermoeletric powerplant (now deactivated) that got its popular name because it was next to a gasometer, which was demolished.

shit, i never knew that. I researched now, after I saw the pictures posted above of other gasometers and noticed that it was something completely different.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2008, 12:54 AM
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Not the tallest, but certainly the most awesome gasometers are found in Vienna.






And I'm off to Vienna photographing them next week. Can't wait!
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And I'm off to Vienna photographing them next week. Can't wait!
And I can't wait to see your pics! Those gasometers and the redevelopment they've made there is amazing.
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why are they called gasometers? wouldn't "tank" be easier?
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