Tacoma Urbanist

Mar. 13, 2008 at 10:24pm

NE Tacoma Billboard Collapses On Smokeshop

A billboard collapsed on a tribal smoke shop in northeast Tacoma early Thursday evening.

The smoke shop is on the corner of Norpoint Way and 29th Street.A witness told KIRO 7 that the billboard was newly installed.There was no word if anyone was injured.Video from Chopper 7 showed part of Norpoint Way closed.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/15590216/detail.html

Are they safe? What is keeping the rest of them from falling down around town?

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Comments

by NineInchNachos on 3/13/2008 @ 10:47pm
this is so great. to bad it didn't happen sooner during the whole 'constitutions matters' campaign

by AP on 3/13/2008 @ 11:37pm
Whatever happened to the Clear Channel situation? Are they still racking up a growing bill? Did they update their billboards? Did they ever pay anything?

by Erik on 3/13/2008 @ 11:48pm
Whatever happened to the Clear Channel situation? Are they still racking up a growing bill? Did they update their billboards? Did they ever pay anything?

The last I heard the issue is still pending in federal court.

Many of the billboards in Tacoma are old and are hold overs and non-compliant.

Perhaps the city will start an inspection process and remove now the dangerous ones. Many of them look pretty old and rusty.

by KevinFreitas on 3/14/2008 @ 7:17am
Inspection could be a great way to get rid of offending billboards without Tacoma having to pay a dime to Clear Channel. Whatever the case, the ticker is over $5 million now. I'm down for pitching that cash over to the Murray Morgan fund!

by AP on 3/14/2008 @ 1:51pm
How about $1mil to Frost Park, $1mil to feed>>tacoma, and $3mil to Murray Morgan bridge fund?

by izenmania on 3/14/2008 @ 1:55pm
I wonder what feed>>tacoma would do with a million dollars...

by Mandiferous on 3/14/2008 @ 4:30pm
Bacon for everyone!!

by KevinFreitas on 3/14/2008 @ 4:32pm
Wow, $1mil for FT? Guess I made somebody's list! I don't even know what I'd do with that kind of green but am sure bacon would be a great start.

by izenmania on 3/14/2008 @ 4:58pm
I can see the headlines...

Tacoma's Blogging Community Decimated By Cholesterol Poisoning!
Regular readers not surprised.

by izenmania on 3/14/2008 @ 5:06pm
Perhaps the city will start an inspection process and remove now the dangerous ones. Many of them look pretty old and rusty.

It is worth noting, I think, that the KIRO page says the billboard that collapsed was actually a brand new one.