Happy 10th anniversary, Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza!

(2008 photo by David Hutchinson)

Ten years ago today, the Statue of Liberty Plaza at Alki Beach was dedicated. The reminder is courtesy of Matt Hutchins, a West Seattle-residing architect who donated hundreds of hours of work to the project as one of the plaza’s designers. The plaza was a community-initiated and -funded enhancement to what started as simply a project to recast the statue, which was in bad shape thanks to damage including vandalism over the years. The new statue was installed on the old pedestal in 2007, and a year later it was re-dedicated on its current pedestal as part of the new plaza. You can see before-and-after photos here; our entire coverage archive of the project and other significant events involving the statue is here (in reverse chronological order).

3 Replies to "Happy 10th anniversary, Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza!"

  • Jort September 6, 2018 (8:40 pm)

    I wonder if this will be Seattleā€™s first ever underwater monument? 

  • ExtremeHijinx September 7, 2018 (10:29 am)

    Do you know how often the bricks get cleaned? Is disheartening and disgusting to see people just throw their gum on the ground.

  • just wondering September 7, 2018 (2:35 pm)

    I’ll always remember the statue surrounded by flowers and flags after 9-11.

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