Last seen on these pages living the high life with the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Kim, and Art Thiel, the P-I Globe today found himself the subject of a landmark nomination from City Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Sally Clark, and Jean Godden.
Here's an idea: Landmark park. The Hat 'n' Boots already sits in Georgetown's Oxbow Park. There's a decent chance the pink elephant will be relocated if Clise manages to sell its giant swath of upzoned land. And the P-I may no longer be at its waterfront digs. It would be fun if there were one place to go for all this oversized, neon splendor.
Council press release after the jump:COUNCILMEMBERS MOVE TO SAVE P-I GLOBE
Burgess, Clark, Godden to nominate landmark for historical
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
"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.