Landmark red neon R returning to Seattle skyline

SEATTLE (AP) - A red neon "R" is returning to the Seattle skyline atop the old Rainier Brewery building where it was a landmark for drivers on the adjacent Interstate 5.

Tully's Coffee replaced the "R" with a green "T" when it moved into the building in 2000. Now Tully's is removing its sign in favor of the iconic R, which topped the brewery for about 50 years.

The new 12-foot "R" to be installed in November is a replica. The original is at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Making It Matter
    Cancer-fighting 14-year-old lives each day like it's the last with an army at his back

  • Plenty To Say
    Seahawk Richard Sherman had plenty to say Tuesday about the NFL and its 'hypocrisy'
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.