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Renovations of Seattle's historic King Street Station are nearing completion.

The station was built in 1906 by Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway. The facility currently serves Amtrak trains, Sounder commuter rail and Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach.

In 1963, suspended ceiling tiles were installed in 1963 to modernize the station - but the original ornate plaster ceiling was covered. That ceiling has been uncovered and restored.

The City of Seattle purchased the landmark building from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company in 2008 and began a $26.5 million renovation to restore the building s historic character and grandeur, upgrade facilities to meet present and future needs of rail and transit users and to transform the station into a modern transit hub.

The grand reopening of the station is scheduled for April 24.

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