The Mural: The Backstory of Boeing's Everett Building Doors

KXA 1520 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Mural: The Backstory of Boeing's Everett Building Doors

(Photo by Nathan Senff)

The Daily Cycle is the newest mural on the Boeing Everett Plant.

Written by: Nathan Senff

If you have ever driven on the Boeing Freeway you might have noticed the monstrous building and a very elaborate and humungous mural. That my friends is what Everett area people call work- Boeing.

Boeing’s mural has portrayed the best planes built at the Everett production plant such as 747,767,777 and 787. The mural’s bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds tells the story of the power, the work and the ideas of the aerospace industry.

The mural was created by two former Boeing employees and a partner graphics company called Super Graphics.

 Paul Bergman, Boeing Media and Relations employee, describes that between 2006 and 2014 the contractors of the mural took votes for all employees at the Everett plant to see what plan and idea looked best. Therefore then came out two designs.

Since March of 2006 there have been two designs on the six doors on the biggest building in the world. The bright blue sky with clouds and planes as well as a daily cycle look with planes.

But the mural is also the biggest of its kind in the world just like the building it opens into.

The Boeing Company and Super Graphics describes the mural as a very large thin vinyl sheet cut into sections to help the applying process.

Tom Kim, press manager at Boeing, said each door is approximately 82 feet high and 350 feet wide.

Kim said that the mural was officially the world’s largest digital artwork in April of 2009 by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Boeing Company out of Everett said that the building’s doors, to give you a perspective, as big as one whole National Football Field each.

The latest design by the former Boeing employees went on display in May of 2014. The new graphic was based on a cycle of the day in the aerospace world.

Kim said, “The new mural creates a picture of the never ending cycle morning, noon and night of planes being built in the building.”

Kim said,"The 'Daily Cycle' shows who Boeing is and what they do."