Jul. 15, 2010 at 9:50pm
Free the Public Bridge of Glass
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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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