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Old 07-14-2010, 02:09 AM
 
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Default Trying to figure out what the blue tower thing is I used to see visiting my grandparents!

Hi, when I was a little girl, back in the early eighties, my grandparents lived in El Paso for a few years. I remember visiting, and the one thing that stuck in my five year old mind was this tall, blue tower looking thing, I don't know how else to describe it! It was tall and narrow. I have researched it, just for nostalgic reasons, and I can't find anything. I don't know if it's the weather flame or not. I can't find a picture of it or anything, if anyone can give me information, or even a picture (I would be so excited to finally see what I saw many years ago!) I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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Is this it?
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:27 AM
 
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Is that some sort of a weather beacon?
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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Before it was torn down, it was used to forecast the weather By changing colors.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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If I remember correctly, Blue- no change is due, Red - warmer weather ahead, Yellow or Gold - colder weather fortold. Blinking - windy! Remember, that was EP Natural Gas Co. and it was supposed to be a flame.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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I guess that's it, was it very tall? Thanks for posting that picture by the way.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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I think it's kind of sad that it was torn down, it looks really pretty in the picture. That had to be somewhat iconic for El Paso, no?
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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It was a symbol for El Paso Natural Gas Company, it was there when I lived in El Paso from 1969 through 1979
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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It was erected on top of the El Paso Natural Gas Co. Building, which is around 200 ft high, so if that is tall, then there you go!
I think it was torn down around 1996 because I remember it as a child.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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That's was a beautiful and iconic piece of El Paso. How funny that someone asked about that same thing at www.howpaso.com (http://www.howpaso.com - broken link). I remember it well and always loved that it welcomed us home when we came back to town from a trip.
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