It’s groundbreaking day for the Scribner Place project, and the senior editor will be there to snap a few photos. These will appear below later today.
The official ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of State and Main. It was previewed yesterday in the Tribune:
Scribner Place celebration at hand; Projections: Foundation in March, steel up in May, by Eric Scott Campbell (News and Tribune).
After the shovels are wiped off, visible changes are expected from month to month, (redevelopment director John) Rosenbarger said. Foundation walls are due up in March, according to (the contractor) Stevens’ projections, and a steel skeleton could be in place by May.
We’ll be watching to see if Councilman Cappuccino sets up shop on the opposite corner and convenes the council’s dulcet-toned obstructionist barbershop quartet, the The Gang's Gong of Four, to sing a stirring rendition of their golden classic hit, “We Hate the Sort of People Who’ll Be Coming Here (And We Wish They’d Leave Us to Our Squalor).”
And, for the completists, another jaundiced view of Scribner Place can be found at the mist-enshrouded Fantasy Island U. by visiting the non-existent professor Denhart at Dork ‘n’ Mindy.
Don't forget that many people worked long and hard for us to arrive at this point, and they deserve thanks.