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Old City Hall - Sometimes Love Isn’t All You Need
Once again there are concerns about pieces falling off one of Tacoma's historic landmark buildings. Once again there's a Facebook group.
It's not the first time we've heard this bad news for Old City Hall, and in light of the fate of past similarly threatened buildings (ahem, Luzon...), it is definitely a worrying pattern, but one that we're hopeful will have a better outcome.
The building's current owners have fixed the leaky roof, but other steps to protect one of Tacoma's most iconic buildings have yet to materialize, so the City is stepping in. We assume this is following the process adopted back in 2013 for preventing neglect of historic buildings - a process designed to give the City better tools to prevent historic Tacoma buildings like Old City Hall from going the way of the Luzon.
We'll see how this plays out, but we have to agree with Matt Driscoll's title for his second post in his new roll as columnist for The News Tribune - Old City Hall is going to need more than love...
Read up on past chapters of the Old City Hall story from Exit133. Read more on the current situation from The News Tribune.
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