Daily News Where you Live
Cedar Hills Apartments installs 'gnormous' gnome
The newest resident at the Cedar Hills Apartments is three feet taller than former NBA star Shaquille ONeal but cant jump worth a darn.
The new tenant is a gnome. A shiny, white, gnormous gnome.
The complex located near the intersection of Southwest Butner Road and Cedar Hills Boulevard on Aug. 20 unveiled a 10-foot-tall gnome statue weighing in at nearly 3,000 pounds of glass fiber-reinforced cement. Its goofy grin overlooks the swimming pool at the 1970s-era complex, which is wrapping up a $6.5 million renovation that was recently featured in the Beaverton Valley Times.
The complexs owners wanted something a bit whimsical to set the property apart, aside
from all of the modern upgrades made with subtle nods to the complexs groovy beginn-ings.
The statue also is a nod to a gnome garden tended for years by longtime residents of Cedar Hills Apartments, which were previously named the Cedar Hills Ivy Club Apartments.