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August 29, 2013 at 8:04 PM

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Seattle icons recreated for Washington State Fair


Artisans from Zigong, China, are constructing local icons and lanterns from metal and fabric for an exhibit at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup from Sept. 6-22 called Luminasia. Though worker You Xiaobo is atop what will become a 60-foot-tall replica of the Space Needle, it's an ancient craft transformed and updated. The workers have been here since early August assembling the structures including a Washington state ferry, an orca, daffodils, totem poles and other structures that will be illuminated. A separate admission will be required.

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