This statue ‘Il Porcellino’ on South Main Street was donated by the Young Friends of Florence, and matches the original statue in Florence, Italy.
While worried about our neighbors on the coast and in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, everyone kept an eye on the skies and the weather forecasts in Greenville. There is an anemometer on top of this stop sign pole near city hall that hadn’t been noticed before. But wind gusts arrived on this sunny day before the very edges of Hurricane Florence rain bands. As it turned out, the worst of the now tropical storm Florence went around to the north, and the “eye” travelling through the center of Greenville County was no longer dangerous.
Note: The stop sign pole isn’t really as tall as city hall in this close-up perspective!
Sunset over the fountains in the Peace Center plaza.
The original building for the South Carolina Children’s Theatre has been demolished and now the adjoining property on Augusta Street has been cleared in preparation for the new building.
The new Villas of the Woodlands at Furman are taking shape. The ground has been prepared over the last year and buildings are now visible next to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The popular musical Hamilton is coming to the Peace Center in December. There was a line of people stretching outside for tickets at the Peace Center box office on the day they went on sale. In addition, the backlog of people trying to order tickets on the web site at that time went to the 10s of thousands! There will be a lottery for a limited number of $10 tickets as the play date approaches.
Traffic on Falls Street was halted while these forms were hoisted up to the build zone on the Camperdown Development.
The sign is now up on the new Hyatt Place under construction on East Broad Street.
The freshly painted Liberty Bridge is reopen to pedestrians. Here are some of the details. [photos by Frank Mansbach]
The Greenville News signage is now up on the Greenville News building on the corner of Broad and Falls Streets.