If you wondered what a lantern would look like in the new Alki Statue of Liberty pedestal – there’s two views of the answer: A soft blue. That’s one of the lights that graced tonight’s sunset concert capping the daylong dedication event, along with luminarias on the seawall:
While the bagged candles gently flickered (with a precautionary fire extinguisher here and there!), Jeanette Anderson played piano, accompanied by violin, on a waterfront stage – hmm, how about an Alki sunset concert series next year?
A few more sights and sounds from today (besides the unveiling and ribboncutting video featured in our earlier report), just ahead:
There was music earlier in the day, too – several other performing acts, but also a special song performed by Plaza Project Committee co-chair Paul Carr just before the re-unveiling/ribbon-cutting – here’s a video excerpt:
A few short speeches, too – City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen had a few well-chosen words as he described the site’s significance, after reminiscing about how it became an impromptu gathering place after the 9/11 attacks:
A few more sights: Thanks to Gary J for this photo of the Yankee Clipper, which joined the fireboat Leschi as a nautical backdrop for today’s ceremony:
Thanks to Pam of Nerd’s Eye View for this unique view of the statue, standing strong:
And thanks to Bob Bollen for this view – people just milling on the plaza between events:
Plaza Committee co-chair Libby Carr announced today, by the way, that a time capsule will be placed at the site at some point in the not-too-distant future; as we reported on Thursday, another round of brick sales — to be engraved on site — is under way too, to raise money for a plaza maintenance fund – more info at sealady.org.
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