Friday, February 24, 2006

Bye Bye Bye Sweeney Bye-Bye

Well, it's not going to be a spectacle like the implosion of Pruitt-Igoe, but the Sweeney Convention Center is coming down on Monday afternoon. We received the following message from City Hall: "After many, many years of discussing, planning, studying, shelving the studies, restudying, working the numbers, reworking the numbers, etc. the demolition of Sweeney Center will begin Monday February 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Mayor Delgado driving the bulldozer to make it Sweeney Center's 'last bash.' Please mark your calendars and watch a bit of history unfold. Members of the Sweeney family have been invited and many of you may have played basketball there when it was a gym, or can recall some fabulous city employee Christmas parties, Fiestecitas, and other events.

"Around the fall of 2007 there will be a beautiful, state-of-the-art 72,000 square feet civic center with an underground parking garage that will more than double the current parking capacity..."

"See you Monday at 2:00 p.m.


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