Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally Clark
Councilmember Jean Godden
COUNCILMEMBERS MOVE TO SAVE P-I GLOBE
Burgess, Clark, Godden to nominate landmark for historical preservation
SEATTLE – Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Sally Clark and Jean Godden – all former news reporters – are calling for the Seattle P-I Globe to be designated as a historical landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board. The Councilmembers will be working with P-I alums and plan on submitting a formal application and other paperwork next week. If accepted the designation would provide protection for this 18 ton, 3-story high historical visual icon as long as it remains in Seattle.
“To me the globe represents a part of Seattle’s journalistic history which needs to be kept alive for future generations,” said Councilmember and former P-I Columnist, Jean Godden.
Councilmember Sally Clark, chair of the Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee and a former print journalist, called for quick action on designation given the recent demise of the city’s oldest continually operating newspaper. “We can’t act too soon to ensure the P-I’s contributions to our community are not forgotten.”
“As a former radio journalist and longtime Seattleite I can’t imagine our skyline without the reassuring glow of the globe – a symbol of high journalistic standards,” said Councilmember Tim Burgess.
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