Cleveland's Most Inspired Change.org Petition Wants to Transform Water Tower into Lego Man

by

3 comments
TERRY METTER, CHANG.ORG
  • Terry Metter, Chang.org
"Turn the Water Tower into a Giant LEGO Minifig," beckons the local petition on Change.org, created by Cleveland Public Library employee Terry Metter.

"For many years, the water tower has been emblazoned with '[City of] Cleveland est. 1796.'" Metter writes. "While this historic message is appropriate and important, our collective vision for that site should be for something more inspiring. A singular image comes to mind when I see the water tower and that image is the head of a LEGO Minifig."



Metter admitted to Scene that his proposal was only "half-serious," but said that he commutes on the Shoreway daily (Note: Metter commutes by bike), and has noted that people rarely drive at the posted 35-mph speed limit. The speed limit was reduced from 50 mph when construction on the Lakefront West Project began. Even though the speed reduction was estimated to add only about a minute of travel time, Metter said that motorists are frustrated by it.     

Besides, he said, the water tower's been looking pretty run down lately and could use a fresh coat of paint.



"I legitimately think public art has a function of inserting joy into our civic routine," Metter wrote Scene. "What's more joyful than LEGO?"

PREACH. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.