Port Angeles: Sand sculpture stretches toward record height

PORT ANGELES — The pile of sand inside a wooden frame resembled a giant wedding cake that soared 29 feet 3½ inches tall.

If the sand holds when the wooden forms are fully removed to allow for sculpting by this weekend, Port Angeles is on its way to a world record.

The cornerstone of the Friday-Sunday Art in Action event downtown was measured Thursday by surveyors from the engineering firm Zenovic and Associates and certified that the tower exceeded the current sand sculpture world height record by 6½ inches.

“Now the question is: Will it stand?” said Charlie Beaulie, head sculptor and winner of six previous world sculpture awards.

“That’s the question,” sculptor Andy Briggs agreed.

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