7 years after vandalism, Washington glass plaza to reopen

June 12, 2009

A plaza outside Tacoma's Museum of Glass was closed after kids broke one of the glass tube sculptures nearly seven years ago. Tacoma has spent around $175,000 to rebuild the "Water Forest" plaza, which is scheduled to reopen this week.

The plaza originally included 20 towering tubes of glass and bronze. Now they've been redesigned and rebuilt, with the top half made out of acrylic, a type of plastic, and the bottom half made of bronze.

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