The Post-Intelligencer globe has officially become a city of Seattle landmark.

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The Post-Intelligencer globe officially became a Seattle landmark on Thursday.

“Since 1948, the P-I globe has been a familiar icon in this city,” Mayor Ed Murray said in a news release. “I’m pleased this landmark will be preserved and remembered for its place in Seattle’s history.”

The globe was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board in April 2012, according to the mayor’s news release.

City staff has been working with the Hearst Corporation, the globe’s owner, to decide which features to preserve and what changes would need to be reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Board, the news release said.

An agreement with Hearst was completed in June. On Thursday, Murray, along with City Council members Tim Burgess, Jean Godden and Sally Bagshaw, announced the formal landmark legislation, the news release said.

The globe was first added to the P-I building in 1948 and moved to its present site on Elliott Avenue West in 1986.