A Landmark Looks at 40

The Tacoma Dome turned 40 last week. To mark the occasion, workers crawled up the wooden catwalk to its cupola and raised a commemorative flag over its roof. Jacki Skaught, who served on the original committee that guided its planning and design, brought over cake from a local bakery. In the early 1980s, she went from a citizen volunteer to an expert in the design of sports arenas. The dome changed the course of her career. It was also meant to change the course of the city that bears its name.

It may not seem like much, a building turning 40. Especially a building that

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