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Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:31am

Is the Fence Coming Down?

The fabled fence blocking direct pedestrian access to/from Pacific and the Bridge of Glass still stands. But for how long? I present a photo taken yesterday:

Compared to a couple I took during the height of the donor wall debacle of 2007:

Note that in the picture at top taken yesterday there are cement pads that could easily be put in place once the fence is removed. However, also note that there are no cinder blocks stacked nearby to build up something bigger like there was in 2007.

Could this be an effort by the WSHM and it's director David Nicandri to make amends with locals in hopes we'll become their biggest ally in their fight to avoid state budget cuts closing the museum? If so and that fence comes down, I'll be the first to write my elected officials. Heck, it may even get me to visit the museum for the first time!

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by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2011 @ 7:36am
!! ! ! !!

by ixia on 1/21/2011 @ 9:02am
If the fence is really coming down we'll get a membership!

by The Jinxmedic on 1/21/2011 @ 9:13am
That's the spirit!

by Jesse on 1/21/2011 @ 9:22am
It doesn't take much to make the Tacoma blog-o-sphere happy!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/21/2011 @ 11:11am
Any listing on Craigslist for slightly used historic fences?

by The Jinxmedic on 1/21/2011 @ 11:18am
It will be part of a new exhibit: "fences make bad neighbors".

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 1/21/2011 @ 11:23am
"Taking down a fence is not for wimps."

by Erik on 1/21/2011 @ 11:42am
Thanks for the pictures Kevin. Can you promise us you didn't pull the top one from your substantial archives? :=)

Removing the fence would certainly get more Tacomans on board the save the WSHM train including RR!

www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Save-Tacomas-W...

Too funny. More mystery fence photos where everyone speculates "What are they doing this time?"

Reminds me of the good old days when RR arose from obscurity.

If Nicandri took the fence down, he and RR could join forces in Olympia to save the WSHM with overwhelming power!

by Joel 413 on 1/21/2011 @ 11:57am
Every time I see the arconym WSHM, I think of WASHAM... it's frighetning.

by morgan on 1/21/2011 @ 6:09pm
Oh my god! If it does happen - we will party. Good work Julie Anderson and David Boe! And thanks for coming around David Nicandri!

by Nick on 1/24/2011 @ 10:02am
Wow, I'll even go down there and sit right where the fence used to be to write my letters to Olympia. Seriously.

by Erik on 1/24/2011 @ 11:51am
I will walk down there today weather permitting and see if there are any changes.

by NineInchNachos on 1/24/2011 @ 12:47pm
Thanks! look forward to your report Urbanist!

by Marty on 1/24/2011 @ 1:25pm
I went and looked at it over the weekend. The tiles look like they have been custom cut to replace some panels on the other side of the fence that have some spalling. However, there seems to be pieces for which I don't see a home.

One of the problems with the fence is, although it is transparent, it becomes an area for staging other construction projects, indicating a lack of worth for anything behind the fence

by Erik on 1/24/2011 @ 2:16pm
The approach to the Bridge of Glass could be something grand like this rather than thwarting pedestrians into a rat like maze:




by NineInchNachos on 1/24/2011 @ 8:37pm
Well, I don't know what to think. Hold our breath and wait and see?

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