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Convention center...time for a new use?

by fredo
on 2/24/2009 @ 8:33pm
Nobody wants the Tacoma Convention Center so why don't we deed it over to the School Board and let them rename it as one of the new schools our city is so "desperate" to obtain? Tollefson Plaza could probably handle a couple of tennis courts or just a commons area where students could neck or give each other wedgies. This would satisfy the objective of bringing a large population of young adults right into the center of town.

The $30K tables and chairs mentioned on the Exit 133 blog: they're going to disappear faster than chicken and beer at picnic. Why bother?

by NineInchNachos on 2/24/2009 @ 8:52pm
Yes a school for wayward urban planners. We can start by having a wayward urban planner convention to get them ready for re-education camp. David Boe can give them all a good schooling.

Mofo can finally get his tollefson bb court built.

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/24/2009 @ 9:11pm
"The Tacoma Convention Center for Higher Learning."

"Mos Def," as the kids would say (used to say).
; )

Seriously, I like the building but the average Tacoman has to admire it the way an average guy admires a stunning young woman---from a distance.

by boearc on 2/25/2009 @ 7:06am
Turn the convention center into the LeMay Museum. The main convention floor was designed to support semi-truck and trailer loads - so no sweat putting in two levels of cars. And the horrible 'loading dock' on Market Street could be turned into an addition for more showroom - and could have an urban design edge along the street rather than looking like the land fill's transfer station. Hang cars in the lobby ala SAM. Probably could get the project up and running by May 2009 (and will bet you 25 cents that Starbucks will want their space back across the street).

by fredo on 2/25/2009 @ 7:10am
Boearc@ Convention center problem solved, thankyou.

by boearc on 2/25/2009 @ 7:20am
And the the money received from LeMay for purchase of the Convention Center goes right back into the upgrades of the T-Dome.

by NineInchNachos on 2/25/2009 @ 9:40am
yeah Mr. Boe is cooking with rocket sauce



The subtitle of your IMAGINE TACOMA coffee table book should be just one word: "DUH!!!"

by Dave_L on 2/25/2009 @ 12:10pm
My BIG pet-peeve about some automobile museums is that cars should NOT be hung from ceilings, or sticking out of walls, tilted this way and that. These works of great automobile designers should be displayed so they may be viewed and appreciated from the vantage point from which they were designed to be seen... and driven. Wheels on the ground. They are not abstract works of art. When the automobile is incorporated into a work of art (SAM, Cadillac Ranch) , that's one thing. But when the automobile itself is the work of art, keep it on the ground. That’s the way they are seen from sketches, to clay models, to body-in-white, to showroom, on the road, and owner’s garage. Why suddenly stick it on a ceiling? (With all due respect.)

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/25/2009 @ 2:37pm
Mos Def Dave_L.

I like to view engineering wonders up close.

by NineInchNachos on 2/25/2009 @ 3:09pm

happy ash wed mofo!

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/25/2009 @ 7:07pm
Thank you Radical Reverend Anderson. I might have missed without your shout out.