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Wing Luke Windows Restored/ Hing Hay Gets New Lights

By NAP Staff

The Wing Luke Museum‘s new windows gleam in the sunlight on February 11. They reflect the organization’s commitment to the Chinatown-International District neighborhood. The old ones were broken by a vandal in September 2023.

Photo: David Yamaguchi

Correction: Wing Luke Windows

In the February 23 edition of The North American Post, we mistakenly used a photo of the front windows of Wing Luke Museum in the article “Wing Luke Windows Restored.”

Retired journalist Sharon Maeda pointed out that those weren’t the windows that were vandalized:
“The nine windows that were smashed were on the Canton Alley side of the building and it is going to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to restore; it’s a historic building and you can’t just get hardware store glass to put in the spaces. There was a recent press conference that began the healing process for the community by unveiling a temporary mural that will cover the boarded up windows as a sign of hope. Gov. Inslee and Mayor Harrell were there because they have contributed $250,000 towards restoration of the windows.

We regret the error and thank Sharon Maeda for setting the record straight.

March 22nd 2024


Hing Hay Park just got a little brighter.

The park now sports new canopy and cafe lighting sponsored by the Seattle Parks & Recreation, the Office of Economic Development and the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) as well as a coalition of local businesses.

“I’m so thankful to have our already vibrant Hing Hay Park shine even brighter, serving as a welcoming space for visitors and residents alike,” said Councilmember Tanya Woo. “This is yet another example that when our community comes together, we can make positive things happen.”

The lights were installed just in time for the neighborhood’s Lunar New Year celebration last weekend.

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell said the new lights will increase safety around the park. “I look forward to the many Lunar New Year celebrations and other community celebrations at Hing Hay Park that will be illuminated by this new canopy of lights,” said the mayor.

CIDBIA was the fiscal sponsor of the project. Other contributors from the local community include Tai Tung, Edge Properties, Uwajimaya, KODA Apartments, BMW Seattle, Metro Auto Rebuild, Pacific Auto Body, Vulcan and Nitze-Stagen.