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MarkDaMan

Maybe I'm just daft, but isn't their some way they can "touch up" the columns and than paint them with a clear protective cover, or even sort of "laminate" them?

I can't figure out how you remove paint from a cement column and put it on a canvass. There has got to be a way to preseve these columns without stripping them and repainting. I do believe though that yes, the PDC and John Carroll are the villians if this is the best idea they can come up with to preserve these. Wasn't is Carroll who said he picked the best two? The best two for what, the art he can place in his lobby? I say come up with a better solution or put these in storage and work with Portland Parks to get them in a future Pearl park.

ccl

That artwork survived in the elements for decades. I agree, putting them out of reach from the general public is a disheartening idea. If they need to be protected and covered...lets protect and cover them. The fact that it has created years of conflict and persistence should be proof that these columns are a part of Portland's history and should not be displayed in a private residential lobby.

Philippe

Covering them in clearcoat is preferable to destroying the images.
Those columns have been sitting on their sides. . . covered in plywood for the last several years. . . with all the elements seeping in. What a shame if we loose them to neglect.

Anna Hook

Why not put the columns somewhere that resonates with their original location...like under an existing bridge. How about under the Marquam Bridge, a totally sublime site? The bridge overheard could serve as protection from rain and wind, allowing the columns to remain in theri original state. Also this site is facing a future of high pedestrian use as it is a hinge point between the existing North Waterfront Park and the proposed North Waterfront Greenway. How perfect to place an icon of Portland's urban progression in an area of such intense development and change.

Thomas Preston

Not being a resident of Portland I had always wanted to visit and see the murals.I feel if they are on private property thatwould make it a bit difficult.They would be better of reconstructed in a folk Art museum closeto Portland or in it. My interest in this Artist started when I became the owner of one of his original drawings.I truly hope they have the foresight to place this artwork in a place where it will get the recognition it deserves.

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The fact that it has created years of conflict and persistence should be proof that these columns are a part of Portland's history and should not be displayed in a private residential lobby

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