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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:50pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Construction began in 2012 at San Jacinto Plaza, but for months the park sat untouched. In January, the second phase of construction began in the park, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2015. Now citizens can watch the construction from a birds-eye view thanks to the City of El Paso.
El Pasoans voted to approve a 2012 Quality of Life bond that included the reconstruction of San Jacinto Plaza. Work initially began with curb and gutter work to allow for the expansion of the Plaza by 10 feet in all directions.
Renovations include a 50-square-foot shade structure to protect Luis Jimenez' Los Legartos sculpture, an interactive water feature known as a 'splash pad', public surfaces for games, a full-service cafe as well as benches, sidewalks and landscaping.
The 54-foot Afghan pine tree used for the City's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will continue to be part of the plaza.
The high definition plaza camera offers a live, real-time view of the construction site with camera views and angles that are updated around the clock. Interactive options include; zoom-in capabilities, an interactive calendar to see what happened at the construction site on a certain day, and a time-lapse video. Images can also be shared via email, Facebook and Twitter.