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Spirit of Solidarity Monument/Fountain

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What is being built between the GR Public Museum and The GR Ford museum on the N. side of Pearl? A quick drive past there today I saw some concrete and rebar (sp?)

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The Spirit of Solidarity monument honoring the labor movement, particularly those who participated in an early 20th century furniture strike.

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Speaking of this, is it just me, or does it seem like its taking a really long time to build that thing? Maybe I'm too impatient. :blush:

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Speaking of this, is it just me, or does it seem like its taking a really long time to build that thing? Maybe I'm too impatient. :blush:

Probably using union labor... :rofl:

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Probably using union labor... :rofl:

Maybe using the guys who were involved in the original Furniture Strike? :dontknow:

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Speaking of this, is it just me, or does it seem like its taking a really long time to build that thing? Maybe I'm too impatient. :blush:

Its in a race with the art museum.

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What is being built between the GR Public Museum and The GR Ford museum on the N. side of Pearl? A quick drive past there today I saw some concrete and rebar (sp?)

Probably the final resting place for himself.

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The Spirit of Solidarity monument honoring the labor movement, particularly those who participated in an early 20th century furniture strike.

I'm surprised Gerry Ford isnt spinning in his grav... I mean golf cart right now

You know whats going to be interesting? All the national attention this city is going to get once Gerry does kick the bucket (really any day now) Hopefully there are some cranes still in the skyline while they get panoramas of the city during the national broadcast...

oh god that areas going to be a nightmare if Riverhouse is still going up at that time :shok:

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Veloise,

You are correct. The north side of the building with the wrought iron fence will be the burial site for Gerald and Betty Ford.

Joe

Probably the final resting place for himself.

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Speaking of this, is it just me, or does it seem like its taking a really long time to build that thing? Maybe I'm too impatient. :blush:

I walked past there in early May and read the sign that said it was a monument to union labor, and that it would be finished in early spring 2006.

:rofl::rofl:

Suuuuuure it will.

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$1.3 Million for this monument? Ouch!

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$1.3 Million for this monument? Ouch!

I drove by yesterday and saw that they are putting the landscaping around the outside of the monument. Does this mean that they are getting close to being finished?

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I drove by yesterday and saw that they are putting the landscaping around the outside of the monument. Does this mean that they are getting close to being finished?

Oh yeah, there was an update at the bottom of THIS article.

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I walked past there in early May and read the sign that said it was a monument to union labor, and that it would be finished in early spring 2006.

:rofl::rofl:

Suuuuuure it will.

Veloise,

You are correct. The north side of the building with the wrought iron fence will be the burial site for Gerald and Betty Ford.

Joe

Morbid humor alert!

So do we need to start a pool on what gets set into the ground first?

:whistling:

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Oh yeah, there was an update at the bottom of THIS article.

"The project, more than six years in the making, is nearly complete except for the central statues representing striking furniture workers and their wives. The final cost is expected to be $1.3 million."

$1.3 million dollars! How wonder how much the laborers were striking for.

There's an interesting area in the GR Museum across the street about the strike.

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Oh yeah, there was an update at the bottom of THIS article.

Even from Canepa's quote in that article the slogan idea of "Something Special" would be so much better than "Keep it a Secret". I know this belongs in the appropriate thread, but do you think Heartwell is really a convert to Keep it a Secret?

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Should we start a poll to see when this project might be completed?

Here are pictures from Saturday afternoon:

Project sign - says it will be completed in Spring 2006

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Looks like the Landscaping is completed. Isn't that one of the last items?

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Looks like the paving bricks are being laid down.

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Should we start a poll to see when this project might be completed?

Here are pictures from Saturday afternoon:

There was an item in the City Commission agenda seeking final funding to add the final touches to this project.

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When I saw it on Saturday, I thought that it looked (aside from the pavers) pretty much complete. It looks good, and should be even better once the landscaping matures.

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What about the sculpture? I was by there yesterday and didn't see the sculpture...

When I saw it on Saturday, I thought that it looked (aside from the pavers) pretty much complete. It looks good, and should be even better once the landscaping matures.

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What about the sculpture? I was by there yesterday and didn't see the sculpture...

Oops - forgot about that. Your right; the sculpture was definitely not there.

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