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Carcoke Zeebrugge
 
Photographed: September 2003
Web: Januari 2004
Last known status: destroyed

The history of this cokes plant goes way back to 1900 but most of the buildings
that you can find here today date from 1929. The oldest 50 cokes-furnaces that are still on the site date from 1928 and were used until 1958. In 1956 and 1959 two more modern furnace batteries of respectively 25 OTTO and 35 CGCF furnaces were built. They were used until the 30th of may 1996 when the last battery of furnaces was shut down. Since that day a slow decay has been going on and this place has become a beautiful industrial ruin. At my last visit I noticed brand new warning signs all over the site, a bad omen that indicates the imminent destruction of Carcoke Zeebrugge.

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