Alki Statue of Liberty time capsule: Getting ready for Saturday

One year ago this month, the Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza was dedicated. Now, extra touches including a time capsule are about to be added, with a celebration at 2 pm Saturday; tonight David Hutchinson sends photos, with this preview info:

Seattle Parks & Recreation has begun the preparation work for the burial of the “Strengthening the Arm of Liberty” Time Capsule. The capsule will be buried at the Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza this Saturday in a ceremony that begins at 2 PM. The name of the capsule refers to the theme of the Boy Scout 40th Anniversary campaign that placed over 200 of the original statues in over 39 states and several U.S. possessions and territories –

More details of Saturday’s event are at

6 Replies to "Alki Statue of Liberty time capsule: Getting ready for Saturday"

  • Michael September 15, 2009 (11:50 pm)

    I’m finding it almost offensive that dollars and attention have been poured into a 1950s replica statue that was duplicated across the country (you can see them all at, while nearby the obelisk that marks the very founding of our city sits neglected, tagged with graffiti.
    Here’s hoping that now that this deluxe plaza and attention-grabbing time capsule are done, the folks can get it together for something with true historic significance.

  • Matt September 16, 2009 (5:57 am)

    If the obelisk needs work, then there is an opportunity for you to step up and coordinate a public campaign to clean it up.

  • hmmm September 16, 2009 (8:56 am)

    For Michael above-
    What is great about volunteer groups and organizations is that they can choose what projects they have an interest in and get to work.
    It has got to be frustrating for these volunteers to hear the cries of the folks who do nothing to help or assist or to start their own projects. If you actually do contribute, great!
    Please don’t rain on others’ good work.

  • David Hutchinson September 16, 2009 (9:47 am)

    Please note the following information. It’s probably the quickest way to deal with the graffiti problem:
    Use the Graffiti Online Report Form or call the Graffiti Report Line at (206) 684-7587 to report graffiti for removal on public property, or graffiti that has not been removed from private property.

  • Michael September 19, 2009 (2:30 pm)

    LOL. So you’re all saying you don’t care either. Good to know.

  • David Hutchinson October 2, 2009 (9:19 pm)

    The “ folks” are all private citizens, like yourself, who were brought together by Paul and Libby Carr for the express purpose of raising the funds to complete the pedestal and Plaza. They were all volunteers from the West Seattle Community who worked out of their homes on this project. The group disbanded as of September 19th.
    The Graffiti Hotline I mentioned above is the same resource that was used to report graffiti on the Statue pedestal and benches. They were also notified about the large amount of graffiti on the Alki Bathhouse earlier this year. In both cases they responded in a timely manner and resolved the problems.

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