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    This little park is taking forever to complete, but it looks like it should be open before too long ...

    Box hedges are ready for planting ...



    And a topiary is in place ...


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    A few more benches to complete too, but you're right it looks almost done. It's going to be nice.

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    Supposedly, the official opening is May 15th

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    Hanover Square, circa 1878, when the Elevated Railway had a station there ...



    The first stop was Hanover Square.

    The station house and even the stairway landing in the foreground
    dwarf the very short platform. This station was somehow lengthened
    later to handle five car trains.

    Pearl St either side of the square was extremely narrow and had
    just room for the two tracks.

    From a stereo view probably taken in 1878.



    A drawing of Hanover Square as seen from an approaching train
    shows the stairways and other details like an overhead sign
    that was not fully visible except to birds.

    From the Daily Graphic, August 28, 1878.

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    Got one too...1940's

    Very frustrating that this little plot of land should take so long to complete...just got this reply back from the Trust:

    Thank you for your interest in the British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square. While it is true that we are behind schedule with the planting, the major construction of the park has been completed and landscaping begun. It is now fully open to the public.

    As for a specific date when all the little details will be finalized, I am sorry I can’t say. We are all working very hard to get the garden completed as quickly as possible, and we are moving forward.

    Believe me when I tell you no one wants the British Memorial Garden finished more than those of us who work on the project.

    Again, thank you for expressing your concern.
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    They're out of money.

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    Afraid so. And so close to the finish line. Hard to believe they can't come up with the final few dollars from Charles and Camilla.

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    Does that ^^^ mean the Garden won't be getting this \/ from Anish Kapoor ...


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    Ahh...the other shoe drops.

    Never mind...I'll live with it as it is.

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    You'd think they could get some cash to finish the damn thing from local property owners and/or office tenants. When finished, the new square should certainly raise area property values.

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    There's been a behind-the-scenes and on-going fight about the sculpture ...

    “This [the garden] is supposed to be a gift, and no one asked us whether or not we wanted it,” said Viqui Maggio, a 3 Hanover Square resident.

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    15th. June 2007




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    It looked Ok in April 2005




    And before then.



    Is that a ghost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianac View Post
    It looked Ok in April 2005
    ...and actually it looks Ok now.

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