Georgetown Wetweather Treatment Center

"A Monument to Rain."

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El Dorado was contracted to work on a multi-disciplinary team to fabricate a “Monument to Rain” in Seattle, Washington. The monument, located outside the new Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station, consists of a five-foot diameter, thirty-five-foot tall, one-and-a-half-inch thick polymer tube that is fastened to a concrete foundation but otherwise stands vertically unsupported, adjacent to the treatment station. The concept behind the monument is that when it’s raining in Seattle, it’s not raining inside the polymer tube; and when it’s not raining in Seattle, it will rain inside the tube. Each new artificial rain event within the polymer tube is programmed to mimic the previous natural-occuring rain event outside, both in type and intensity. The “Monument to Rain” will stand to celebrate the unique weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest and ensure that it is, indeed, always raining in Seattle.water delivery system.
  • In Progress
  • Architect
  • Seattle, WA
  • 1,500 SF


  • Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Eldo Team

  • Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
  • Project Manager: Chris Burk
  • Project Architect: Daniel Renner, R.A
  • Project Architect: Ted Arendes, R.A.


  • Civil Engineering: Roberts Engineering
  • MEP: Waterline Studios
  • Landscape Architects: Berger Partnership
  • Water Consultant: WET Design
  • Container: Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc.
  • CH2M
  • Miller Hull


  • Sans facon


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