“What do you do with 3,000 empty metal boxes?”

That’s what SeattlePI.com wants to know…and what the Seattle Times needs to figure out. Seattle’s remaining print daily, as a result of its JOA with the defunct Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has inherited the P-I’s distribution boxes. “Over the next 30 days,” Monica Guzman writes,

the city’s surviving daily newspaper plans to visit street corners around the state to gather all the bright red boxes that held the product of its deceased rival, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

What to do with them? “One reader suggested they become street-corner canvases for a neighborhood art project.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.