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Tacoma Dome’s roof now clean

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm with 10 Comments »
April 29, 2012 7:11 pm

The cleaning of the Tacoma Dome roof has been finished.

A six-man crew from Pioneer Masonry finished the work ahead of schedule and within budget, the City of Tacoma reported today.

An anonymous donor provided up to $103,835 to clean the grime off the roof. The donor’s condition, however, was the work needed to be done by May 8.

The six-man crew rappelled down the landmark roof with scrub brushes and power washers. They retrieved tennis balls and cleaned foul-smelling sludge from the gutters.

“Again, we would like to thank the anonymous donor who donated the funds needed,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland.

The scrubdown was the third for the Tacoma Dome roof. This is the first time, however, that the dome didn’t pay for the cleaning.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. fanciladi says:

    Thanks, mystery donor……!!!

  2. Mystery Donor is a euphemism for misappropriated tax-payer funds.

  3. Pecksbadboy says:

    If that is clean, it needs a new paint job too!

  4. fossfalcon says:

    I agree with Pecks.. Sadly, but I was looking at it yesterday and wondering when they’d finish cleaning. Then I wondered if they were finished, and the dome really needed a new paint job.

  5. thewestside says:

    I drove by the dome today and it looks GREAT! Thanks mystery donor!
    Thanks to the people that cleaned the roof if the crappy weather!!

  6. whitman411 says:

    Thanks, LeMay museum! It’s a fair trade for no ticket tax. Bottom’s up.

  7. fryingpan says:

    Put a (Warhol) flower on it!

  8. tomwa007 says:

    The roof it all streaky on the north side, looks kind of like the mismatched steel on the segmented maggot building in the Tacoma Dome parking lot.

  9. TacomaTaxpayer98409 says:

    Driving south on Hwy 509 and it looks like the cleaning crew needs to go back on the Northeast side and clean the rest of it. Looks like dirty water ran down one section of the roof. Can’t see it from I-5, only from Hwy 509 if you heading towards Tacoma.

  10. TheSlag says:

    It does look dirty still (again?). Or it’s just plain ol’ ugly and worn.

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