Campaign Launched To Repair Seattle’s Pergola

SEATTLE (AP) — A campaign has started to pay for repairs to the glass broken by people who climbed on the Pergola in Seattle’s Pioneer Square while celebrating the Seahawks Super Bowl victory.

The website said more than $7,000 had been raised by Tuesday afternoon.

The Seattle Parks Department had estimated the damage at $25,000, but a spokeswoman said it would be closer to $20,000 to fix 20 panes on the century-old ornate glass archway.

The spokeswoman, Joelle Hammerstad, says they are working with the Seattle Parks Foundation and Alliance for Pioneer Square. Donations are coming in $12 increments, a reference to the team’s 12th Man.

The Pergola was originally built to cover an underground restroom. The whole structure was rebuilt after it was knocked down by a truck in 2001.

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