Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1 week till dedication


While at Alki for another story this morning, we checked in on the Statue of Liberty Plaza — since the big all-day dedication ceremony is next Saturday, just one week away (there’s extensive coverage in our Alki Statue of Liberty archive, plus a full schedule of events is on the Plaza Project website). As you can see in the photos above and below, there’s not much still missing but the new pedestal and the statue itself (this 7/8 report includes video showing it “flying away” when temporarily removed for the construction); plantings are even in place now:


8 Replies to "Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1 week till dedication"

  • jana August 30, 2008 (2:45 pm)

    It’s too bad they did not make a ramp for wheel chair access or to ride your bike down!

  • JimboMeathooks August 30, 2008 (3:40 pm)

    They did.

  • JanS August 30, 2008 (4:14 pm)

    there are numerous ramps down to that area, so they might have to go a few feet farther, but it wil; still be accesible. This was brought up in a previous post, and answered, but for the life of me, I can’t find it :(

  • WSB August 30, 2008 (5:26 pm)

    comments here:

  • MargL August 30, 2008 (6:40 pm)

    What are those little posts sticking up on the benches? Skateboard deterrents?

  • Jo August 30, 2008 (7:14 pm)

    MargL – those are armrests. And will probably also act as skateboard deterrents.

  • MargL August 30, 2008 (7:56 pm)

    Ah – I see the cross-bar now. I imagine it will also keep folks from napping on the benches.

  • Michael September 1, 2008 (1:02 am)

    The day we get the beach back – T-minus one week.

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