September 11th ‘makeover’ for Alki Statue of Liberty

September 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm | In Alki Statue of Liberty, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

The Alki Statue of Liberty has been through more than a few changes since becoming a place for tributes on 9/11/01. On 9/11/07, the recast statue was unveiled at the beach; a few days before 9/11/08, Statue of Liberty Plaza was dedicated; days after 9/11/09, a time capsule was buried at the plaza. This year, 9/11 is the eve of Family Fun Day (full details here) – but something else is going on, according to the photo above, and report below, shared by David Hutchinson:

Tiffany Hedrick, of the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Adam Fah, of Adam Fah Studios in Olympia, are busy this afternoon working on restoring the patina on the discolored plaque on the south side of the pedestal. Touch-up work is also being done on the statue. Adam’s studio specializes in the conservation and restoration of metal sculpture. The work will be completed in time for tomorrow’s Alki Community Council Family Fun Day and Bluegrass Concert.

This restoration is being paid for with funds raised by the ACC’s continuing sale of engraved bricks and bronze plaques.

WSB Statue of Liberty coverage is archived here.

3 Comments

  1. Thank you Tiffany and Adam for doing a little cosmetic work on our Lady, keeping her beautiful!

    Comment by Garden_nymph — 2:48 pm September 11, 2010 #

  2. I’m really happy for this work, and it’s all so lovely, but I went down there today (of all days) to spend a moment in quiet contemplation to commemmorate this anniversary. You couldn’t get close to Lady Liberty because of the work being done. I wish they had timed the work for a different day. I did see a lovely bouquet of flowers left there to one side, though.

    Comment by CurlyQ — 4:51 pm September 11, 2010 #

  3. I was glad to see the American Flags along the Junction. It was very nice to see that today in honor of those who lost their lives.

    Comment by LyndaB — 6:44 pm September 11, 2010 #

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