RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Jul. 15, 2010 at 9:50pm

PHOTOS: Washington State History Museum Bridge of Glass Hostage Crisis Update!

Free the Public Bridge of Glass

Imagine Tacoma with out the fence Julie Anderson fought so hard against. You can still sign the petition and email WSHM board members. David Boe, what say you? 

Dale CThihuly bridge of Glass, Tacoma Washington 

Dale CThihuly bridge of Glass, Tacoma Washington. Direct route blocked by Washington State History Museum Fence. They had hoped to erect a brick wall here.

  Dale CThihuly bridge of Glass, Tacoma Washington 

this week the Sales team or whatever has set up shop obstructing the only passage way to the bridge of glass. When David Nacadri says removing the fence would drive a dagger into the heart of the Museum's business interests he's not kidding! How else would their sales people be able to harass pedestrians?

  Washington State History Museum Business Interests

Washington State History Museum Business Interests 

I brought my trusty harbor freight measuring tape. Their troop of telemarketers were blocking about 75% of the public access way. 

  Washington State History Museum Business Interests 

  LIBERTY and JUSTICE... LET MY PEOPLE BRIDGE GO!  Anybody have an acetylene cutting torch?

comments [17]  |  posted under fence, liberty, no justice, no peace, Tacoma, Washington State History Museum thugs


by NineInchNachos on 7/15/2010 @ 9:52pm
yikes unsolicited divs!

by fredo on 7/15/2010 @ 10:24pm
Gotta agree RR. No explanation for the fence or why the museum needs an informational table right outside the entrance to the museum where there is another informational table.

As one of our most popular presidents once said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this fence"

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/15/2010 @ 11:08pm
The did tear down the wall.

Which was then promptly reassembled 2000 miles away in Israel.

by boearc on 7/16/2010 @ 8:19am
Thank you Mr. Anderson. Please see previous comment on this subject at: www.exit133.com/3179/imagine-tacoma-set-...
As former Councilmember Anderson noted in the comment line of that post, she expressed her determination to see this fence down by the end of her term. Since I am now fullfilling the unexpired remainder of her term, I have 17 months, 2 weeks and 2 days to Set the Chihuly Bridge Free (and maybe provide some green to the Plaza known as Tollefson). Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.

by fredo on 7/16/2010 @ 8:28am
Ship the fence to Arizona where it might serve a useful purpose. It would be a way we could achieve some Reconciliation with the State of Arizona who we recently treated very badly.

by NineInchNachos on 7/16/2010 @ 8:44am
the tacomic supports sending the fence to Arizona. (cartoon ideas churning)

Thank you for your comment Mr. Boe. Good luck sir!

here is Julie's comment


[This is actually the first half of my prior post]

I’m glad that Exit 133 has taken up this subject again. [Let’s get it right this time. I’d like that fence down before I leave office]

The City of Tacoma has exhausted legal avenues to remove The Fence. Yes, The Fence is erected on a public easement. But that easement was negotiated between the History Museum and the City long ago. A contract remains in effect. It can not be ignored. The contract allows a fence to block the bridge.

[However, don’t forget that the City was successful in preventing a freakin’ WALL from being erected. Remember THAT?]

The Fence Needs to Go!

The Fence is petty
The Fence does NOT boost History Museum visitorship
The Fence does NOT provide safety
The fence does NOT protect property

The only thing that will bring down The Fence is an effective public relations campaign, which goes far beyond the blogosphere.

A campaign must be directed to:

The Board of Directors of the History Museum
The funders of the History Museum
The larger community of the Thea Foss, including Tall Ships organizers, condo owners, commercial businesses and the two cultural institutions that depend upon the Bridge of Glass

I believe that the essential elements of an effective community campaign are:

Step One: A Manifesto
An elegant writer must draft a manifesto, focused on the City’s positive momentum, its civic ideals, the basic tenants of urban design, and our love for the History Museum.

The manifesto must demand removal of the fence, at the Museum’s expense, before the Tall Ships arrive.

Declare that the fence is at odds with civic standards. How will history treat the actors in this dispute, 10 years from now? Not kindly. [Curate that]

Demonstrate that a large segment of our community is degusted by this decision to erect and maintain The Fence.

13 | Posted by Julie Anderson | May 4, 09:32 AM

by Erik on 7/16/2010 @ 9:23am
It looks like the chair of the person at the table is even placed an additional 5 feet out of the tent for additional blockage reach.

by NineInchNachos on 7/16/2010 @ 9:29am
she was even holding her arms out like that the whole time!

by fredo on 7/16/2010 @ 9:33am
People who set up a tent in a covered area would be described as pessimists.

by Jesse on 7/16/2010 @ 3:58pm
Death to the fence.

You do have to have bollards or something there to prevent some moron trying to drive across the bridge. See also; Spanish Stairs.

by NineInchNachos on 7/16/2010 @ 5:01pm
the driving thing danger is a straw man since they could drive through the arch way (getting a look in the gift shop)

by Maria on 7/16/2010 @ 5:43pm
What is the purpose of the fence? I can see the point of limiting access late at night, but is there any other reason to block off daytime direct access to the MOG bridge?

by NineInchNachos on 7/18/2010 @ 12:15pm
the History Museum is so deathly afraid of being ignored it needs to direct foot traffic past it's info sign.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 7/18/2010 @ 12:59pm
Building a spite fence is no way to engender the support of the public. We all know what the museum's intentions are but I am sure they are failing in achieving their goal. History may not be for wimps but the museum is ensuring that it isn't for anyone else either.

by fredo on 7/18/2010 @ 1:47pm
Remove the fence and put in a couple of small stages for street performers. There's a guy down there with his drum set sometimes. He would look so awesome on a little riser. If there's no scheduled performer then they could put the goddess of commerce on the riser. This would surely draw in the tourists.

by Maria on 7/18/2010 @ 3:39pm
Unsolicited divs / unnecessary fences / Flash intro screens / registration is required to read this article / manipulative traffic control instead of good marketing = Dislike

by morgan on 7/18/2010 @ 7:52pm
I see Victoria Woodards is still on their board of directors... along with some other Tacomans: www.washingtonhistory.org/wshs/board.asp...


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