Arena Shoring Wall
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The shoring wall at the arena site along Main Street is now huge. You can judge by the people standing next to the wall holding up the street and the rest of downtown that the giant crater is nearly 4 or 5 stories deep. The arena site is always abuzz with activity these days. It’s a good thing the financing got through before the economic collapse, ’cause this giant hole in the ground offers hope in the midst of other sluggish projects.

Arena Shoring Wall
Arena Shoring Wall. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

Crews are working on removing the rest of the concrete foundation from the old LG&E substation. There’s a lot of it there, and it looks pretty solid, so they could be chipping away at it for a while longer. It also appears that any pile issues experienced at the site are resolved as work seems to be progressing on that front as well. The new “arena district” paving is also about done with its first block. You can walk on some of it now in front of the Riverfront Plaza. Back to the arena site, the area resembles a crater less and less and is fast starting to appear level from River Road to Main. The underground parking garage and plaza with be built where the shoring wall is located.

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