Thursday, January 13, 2005

All Steamed Up

Throughout downtown St. Louis manhole covers and various grates spout steam. A newcomer to the city might think that it's a winter phenomenon. But that's not the case. The reason for all the steam is the century-old Trigen power plant north of Laclede's Landing on the riverfront. Formerly a Union Electric facility, Trigen provides the heat for all of downtown's office buildings.