The waterfront project started on May 18th with the demolition of the old library which had been occupying that spot since 1962. View my slideshow of the demolition here, as well as a very good roundup of the demolition on WalkingClematis.com.
On the 1st of July, 2007 after much of the old library had been cleared cones appear on Flagler to mark the beginning the tearing up of Flagler and the construction of the new waterfront
During the process of reconstructing our waterfront many of the trees were moved to prevent their damage.
On a rainy days the construction area was a mess
And the old black top on South Flagler Drive gets torn up.
New electrical work is laid & the kids take advantage on scootering on the smooth new, car free, blacktop.
By the 15th of September all the new trees are planted, bringing a splash of green to the otherwise gray construction zone.
The foundation for the water feature around Centennial Square is laid.
In mid-September the work begins on the Waterfront Pavilion
After 2 months of work, the paving of the lane closest to the water on Flagler Drive was complete. The south-bound lane had not yet been touched.
The waterfront walk-way had been marked out and was ready for the pavers
By the beginning of October, we’re starting to see the waterfront take shape structurally. The Water Front Pavilion has been completed.
October 8th, Flagler Drive opens a lane in each direction
Workmen working on the roof of the Waterfront Pavilion
The roof frame is added to the Waterfront Pavilion
Work begins on the South-bound lane of Flagler Drive.
More of the foundations are laid for the walkways and water features in the waterfront commons
By November 10th the paving of the South-Bound lanes of Flagler Drive is complete
And grass has been laid between the trees. Things are looking really good now!
The Palm Beach Marathon on December 5th take place successfully despite the work still being done on the waterfront.
The “trail” opens
There are a lot of pavers to be laid
The light show lights are installed on the waterfront
Clematis countdown 2010! The docks are completed, and the new waterfront is almost done! Happy New Year!!!
The lights are installed on Flagler Drive
January 13 – a little over a month from the Waterfront Grand Opening and there is still a lot of work to do!
Paths on the Waterfront Commons are paved and palm trees wait to be planted
By the end of January, 2010, the waterfront is transformed. Grass has been laid and all that’s left are the final touches!
We’re almost there!!! The final work goes into the beautification before the opening celebration!
And it’s a wrap!!!
One response to “The Construction of the West Palm Beach Waterfront”
Very cool! I didn’t realize Clematis was reinventing itself. I’m still pretty new to the area. I look forward to what’s ahead!