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For Them, Not To Them

by Renegade Bus - Peter Simek

As much as a groundbreaking shows the first physical signs of progress towards the realization of a dream, it also reflects the closing gap in time before a project realized is set in stone. Ground was broken on the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park yesterday, September 14, amidst the usual political pageantry of photo-ready smiles, handshakes, and lame jokes. The park, which only a year ago seemed to be sliding shy of its scheduled completion at the end of 2010, was given a jumpstart by federal stimulus funds. Deemed shovel ready, the shovels are now flying, and the dream of capping the highway that slices through downtown – a dream that stretches back to the very design of Woodall Rodgers Freeway – is becoming a reality.