The iconic Louisville Clock is officially headed to Theater Square. A tipster sent in the above photo showing demolition work on a planted berm on the square’s perimeter that will help engineers finalize the foundation plans for the clock and redesigned space. Adam Burckle said a final plan being drawn up in part by Steve Wiser at JRA Architects will be ready next Tuesday. “We’re pretty close,” he said. “We’re at the stage where we’ve been working on it so long we should be moving along. I’m very pleased about that.”
Burckle, who led an intensive restoration of the whimsical cast-iron clock that features the running of the Kentucky Derby by animated figurines, said the design is still in flux, but the clock will likely be located toward the center of the square, closer to the existing fountain. We’ll have full coverage next week of the official design.
Sadly, Louisville’s penchant for blocked sidewalks during construction was in full force during the construction.
http://cartky.org/sites/default/files/wheelchair-stuck-512.jpg this man was literally trapped by the construction – he could not get out of that planter by himself.
Here a blind woman has blundered INTO THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE APPARENTLY UNAWARE, until Dirk Gowin, who happened to be nearby, jumped up to assist her.
When is Louisville going to take sidewalks seriously?
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