Dwell Rethinking Preservation Contest

A little item in the Daily Index caught our attention this week, and we think you’ll find it worth some thought too. Dwell magazine is partnering with Sub-Zero (yes, as in the refrigerators) to sponsor a contest to preserve one worthy historic landmark. The prize is $10,000 to a preservation organization and a Sub-Zero wine storage unit.

The submission process seems pretty straightforward; submit a description of the landmark, along with a few pictures, and an explanation of why you think your landmark is “deserving of preserving.” Online voting will determine the top 10 most popular submissions, from which a panel of judges will then select the winner.

There are quite a few landmarks in Tacoma – some of which could use a little help. Who wants to submit that application for the Luzon … oops. Old City Hall! Anyone? What other places in our town deserve some attention?

For contest details and to submit your favorite landmark in need, visit the Dwell Rethinking Preservation Contest page.

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Just thinking; I think, the only remaining landmark worth saving is City of Tacoma General Government and they could use any money to maintain their survival for tomorrow’s ;-)

January 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Fix the clock tower clock!!!

January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Anything is something, but $10,000 isn’t going to save much.  The wine storage unit is what Old City Hall really needs.  If it can’t be healed it can drown its pain with chilled Chablis.

January 20, 2012 at 11:18 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Gerry Sperry

Begin at the beginning. Hold a regular farmers market and crafts fair in the empty lot just south of the Spanish Steps and directly across Commerce Street from Old City Hall and/or Fireman’s Park. Let there be traffic and good experiences in the shadow of <span class=“caps”>OHC</span>. Let folks see for themselves the ground floor potential of the area and <span class=“caps”>OCH</span> brick-and-mortar boutiques, shops and apartments. Create the desire for utility and preservation with real traffic and commerce. Don’t wait for the ‘perfect’ venue. A neighborhood begins with people, not pre-concieved development plans.

February 2, 2012 at 4:11 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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