As an old friend of mine used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together!" Our smokestack project is definitely coming together. The pace of progress is picking up as we near the completion of the construction phase and, at the same time, begin our landscaping phase.
The new walkways and floor of the memorial were completed today. Landscaping preparation has begun in earnest as well. Come take a walk by and check out what has been done. It definitely gives you the feel of how it will soon all look when it's finished.
The next steps will include the building of the pedestal in the middle of the memorial and finishing the concrete of the memorial itself. This will give it a smooth outer finish. The inside will retain some of the "old" feel.
Our firstd day of souvenir brick distribution will be tomorrow. We hope to see many of you there. When you come by, take a walk down by the site to see the great work that's been going on. We are also hard atwork on planning our community fair and celebration and will soon post details of this event to celebrate the end of the project and show off our newly landscaped greenbelt and memorial.
Mark Weinmann, Cowell Smokestack Project Manager, CHOA