Broderick Whales Get Covered With Ad

Whether you love or hate he whales see on the David Broderick Tower by artist Wyland, they are now covered.

On Sunday, the whale mural was suddenly covered with an ad for Jeep vehicles. The ad was hoisted up completely covering the face of the East side elevation of the mural. Word is that the ad will provide $600,000 to go toward the restoration of the building into lofts.

Even though I never found the whales attractive at all, they sure look better then this ad. It has a poor choice of colors, and elements, not to mention the skyline is mirrored. I am all for the mural being covered for a short time if it helps cover renovation.

5 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

    welcome sean!!! i feel the same way, if it helps fund renovation, great… but if it’s ugly, well… i haven’t seen it yet, so i’ll come to my final decision when i do see it…

  2. max (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    great! more lofts! we as a city are finally addressing the problem of not enough high priced, luxury residential living in the downtown area. the next step should be more hotel space for all the tourists…seriously, who is all of this for? (by the way, i popped my head into the 1 year get together at Cobo Joe’s Friday and it looked like a private party of close friends which i didn’t feel confident enough to invade. i guess i missed out on my gift bag!)

  3. baliad (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    max!!! bummer that we missed you… we even waited around for you!!! too bad… maybe next time… anyways, my Field of Dreams post is exactly about what you commented on regarding lofts and hotels…

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Max, I was looking forward to meeting you. You must come next time.

  5. max (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

    i was there for one drink, you may have even seen me lurking…i was the odd guy, alone, wearing a 1975 Barry Manilow tour t-shirt (yes, really) anyway, got a plan for the next get together? doesn’t have to be an aniversary to get me out for a beer. had i known that i was expected i woulda busted in on you chumps and thrown my weight around

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