Thursday, April 23, 2009

Coming Attraction: City Garden

I ran around like a crazy person all day. It was Bring Your Rugrat to Work Day (that’s my name for it) and I have volunteered most of the last six years for this event.

This year, I was the event photographer. So, my day was consumed with running from activity to activity, stopping periodically to download and edit the photos. I was on a tight deadline for some of this as the children were going to use some of my photos in the afternoon projects they were doing.

One of their afternoon activities was to go to the soon-to-be City Garden, the $30 million portion of the $100 million Gateway Mall project. It’s going to be a public “sculpture and landscape garden.” I’d heard or read about in passing but hadn’t been anywhere near the site, a 2.9-acre site, bordered by Eighth, 10th, Market and Chestnut streets, a few blocks south of the Old Post Office Plaza.

Features of the garden will include three impressive water features, a café overlooking the garden, an eight-foot limestone wall, and a state-of-the-art LED video wall.

One of my colleagues told the children it’s set to open in two months. I think they’ve got a lot of work to do in just two months! See for yourself.

It seems to me they've got a long way to go!