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Originally published April 24, 2014 at 8:22 PM | Page modified April 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM

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‘World’s largest Warhol’ to get test run on Tacoma Dome roof

Tacoma plans to try out an Andy Warhol flower design on the roof of the Tacoma Dome for six months before committing to a permanent painting.


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TACOMA — The city of Tacoma hopes to give the 30-year-old Tacoma Dome some pop by turning the arena’s 5-acre roof into an Andy Warhol painting.

Warhol submitted a giant, colorful flower design in a 1981 competition and lost, but it’s getting a second look.

City Arts Administrator Amy McBride says it would be “the world’s largest Warhol.”

KING 5 reports the city decided Tuesday to test the design for six months using a plastic adhesive commonly used in advertising wraps. After that the city would decide whether to approve a $2 million paint job, which would be funded by private donations.

Used for concerts, exhibitions and sports events, the Tacoma Dome is one of the largest wooden domes in the world at 530 feet in diameter and 152 feet tall.



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