Monday, January 16, 2006

Some Old Christmas News

Here's an article in the QCTimes about the new, living Remembrance Tree in the former site of Judy's Antiques at River Drive and Iowa Street.

Here's another article from Genesis's website about where the tree came from and what it stands for.

It sounds like Bechtel Trust is taking the lead on turning this gateway to downtown into a small park, with a living Christmas tree as its centerpiece. The article reveals the Bechtel was behind the repainting of the pawn shop across the street, and is working with them to find a new location. This could mean a better welcome to downtown than an abandoned lot and a pawn shop, so I'm all for it. If it turns out that Bechtel Trust is paying the lion's share of the costs, I'm even more for it.

If anyone has seen any plans or designs for the park I'd be interested to see them.


QuadCityImages said...

I just noticed that Genesis says the tree is 27 feet tall and the QCTimes says 42 feet tall. Fuzzy math returns.

Anonymous said...

Like the attendance totals for the library opening. Who cares.