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Quilted gas station

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Quilted gas station

At the corner of East Colvin Street and Nottingham Road in Syracuse, N.Y., sits the only gas station that ever protested gasoline. The station was once covered in fabric squares as part of the World Reclamation Art Project, a worldwide protest against oil dependency. People from across the globe sent knitted, stitched and crocheted fabric to the International Fiber Collaborative, which sewed the panels together to cover the station. Although the art installation was temporary, the abandoned gas station still stands, and people are known to make a stop for photo opportunities.