Wednesday, August 10, 2016
[Updated] Workers are putting in the foundation for the return of the Alamo
We spotted workers digging a foundation on Astor Place this morning.
Is this for the base of the Alamo, the sculpture that is expected to return this month?
William Kelley, executive director of the Village Alliance, confirmed the nature of the work to us via email.
And when will the cube be back?
"The City has not given a firm date yet for its return," Kelly said. "Soon though we hope!"
Workers removed the Alamo for safekeeping for the duration of the $16 million capital improvement project on Nov. 25, 2014.
And a look at the Alamo space this morning...
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Alamo returns to Astor Place this Halloween
This is what it might be like living inside the Alamo on Astor Place
RIP Tony Rosenthal, the sculptor who created the Astor Place cube
The first of Jim Power's restored mosaic light poles has returned to Astor Place