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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seawall Project to Move Washington Street Boat Landing Pergola
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/3/2014  12:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Richard Sheridan  (206) 684-8540


Seawall Project to Move Washington Street Boat Landing Pergola
Protection and restoration of historic waterfront structure begins with move

WHAT:  To facilitate construction of the Elliott Bay Seawall, the Seattle Department of Transportation will remove and store the Washington Street Boat Landing pergola. The media will be able to observe the first step in the process – the pergola being hydraulically transferred onto land.

Built in 1920, the Washington Street Boat Landing pergola serves as the symbolic gateway to the city from the Puget Sound and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure rests partially upon the existing seawall at S Washington Street and needs to be relocated during construction of the new seawall. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 4, at 11 a.m.

WHERE:  Media will assemble at the southwest corner of Yesler and surface Alaskan Way, and then be escorted into a closed work zone. Safety gear is not required, though closed toed footwear is recommended.

 

 

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