Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Pedestrian Heart Update
Before Crimbo, time for another stroll around the PH works. As you can see, a lot of progress has been made since I took my last set of snaps on November 9. The steps and paving have been completed in Blackwellgate in preparation for the Life Pulse sculpture. People are getting used to wandering safely in the middle of what were bus- and car-dominated landscapes - previously shoppers still clung to the old pavement line.
Works continues along High Row south to lay more paving and open up more areas around Post House Wynd. Construction of the curved planter around the exhibition space is expected to be complete in early January as is the road tie-in between Prospect Place and Bondgate. This includes the pavements either side of the road on the corner of Bondgate. Over the Christmas period, temporary tarmac will be used to fill in holes to allow as many areas to be walked on as possible.
The Echo had an interesting piece by the ever-readable Chris Loyd today regarding reddish stones uncovered during the work near to the Market. Apparently there are photos, and if I can get copies, I'll post them here.