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    The project "should be complete by the end of the year", when the weather will be too cold to plant anything or run the fountain.

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    They started reconstruction in what - May 2003? - almost 2 years - that's a long time for a fountain. 10 March 2005. The view from One Central Park.


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    There are large area, outside the edge of the fountain, that encircles the tower, which covered in white plastic. From the street it, it appears peaple can walk in it. Anyone have any ideas what it might be?

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    In Post #20 , Kris included text and images from the Olin Partnership website. The central fountain has been removed and will be replaced by concentric circles that contain fountains, plantings and a ring of trees. Perhaps what you noticed is a winterized work area to protect the plumbing, etc., during construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    Im still waiting for the DOT Traffic Cams to start working again at Columbus Circle, does anyone know what the staus of the construction in the middle is?
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    I was there that same exact day too...unless fires were a common thing.

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    The wall is down.
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    And what a difference it makes! Now if we can just get some trees and shrubs planted almost everything will be perfect at Columbus Circle. Hopefully the redesign of 2 Columbus doesn't take too long.

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    what exactly are the spray-painted arrows doing pointing downward on the Columbus Column?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1
    what exactly are the spray-painted arrows doing pointing downward on the Columbus Column?
    Pretty sure they are anchors....

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    The redesigned Columbus Circle is now open to pedestrians. Construction is not quite finished as there is still work being done on the fountains (they were not operating when I went by).

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    and the anchors arent spray painted on...

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    Posted by Lockart on curbed (May 3):







    Posted by WhatISee on WhatISee.org (May 27):


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    Due to poor landscaping, it currently looks like crap. The trees look anemic, and the bushes look messy. This is extremely disappointing, and it's pathetic that it took so long to build. It has potential though... It just needs good trees now (rather than waiting 15 years for them to grow) and to put in flowers (as in the renderings), rather than the scraggly bushes.

    They should also put back the fountain that surrounded the monument. Just because a new fountain was added doesn't require getting rid of the old one.

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    Great without a fountain. Eliminate the easy popular-choice trees and flowers. Plant perfectly manicured lawn and low bushes. A clean, elegant wide-open, piazza-like space. Serious and minimal.

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