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Groundbreaking Held For Dilworth Plaza
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:49 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:49 am
Two months after "Occupy Philadelphia" protesters were evicted from Dilworth Plaza, city officials gathered for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the plaza's renovation.

The ceremonial groundbreaking was held indoors, in an office building that overlooks Dilworth Plaza, with US transportation secretary Ray LaHood delivering a key component: a $15-million stimulus grant…almost one third of the total $50-million price tag.

The new plaza will include a lawn with trees and benches, a skating rink and café with views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Underground, the SEPTA concourse will be remade to be less like a maze.

The project is scheduled to be completed in two years.

“We need to shine a big light on what we’re doing here, all across America,” US transportation secretary Ray LaHood said. “If we do, we’ll put Americans to work.”

Mayor Nutter was pleased to accept the money and even slipped in a reference about the protesters who once occupied the plaza.

“What is most exciting for me is that more than 900 workers are going to occupy Dilworth Plaza very, very soon,” the mayor quipped.
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