Jan 25, 2005, 5:28 PM
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It looks like they are about to put the wraps on the new Malecón, to the great pleasure (and relief) of everyone in town.
It's a lot wider (hurray!), with more benches (hurray!) and garbage cans (hurray!), and is a lot prettier too (though it still faces tough competition from the Pacific.)
And as an added bonus, they just put up some new statues to give the naked couple at the Fisherman's Monument some company, adding a splash of color and introducing a new aesthetic sensibility. The jury may be out on these statues judging from some of the reactions I've seen. Personally, I like them well enough, but I think come summer we're going to see these statues succomb to the mighty winds generated by some of the storms we get here.
I think I can safely speak for everyone when expressing my relief over this project being completed. During most of the construction one of two very important southbound lanes was blocked, making the trip to Centro from the Golden Zone not as pleasant as it should be. Even pedestrians had a hard time of it, as the construction areas were not exactly easy to traverse (and not a little bit dangerous too), though why one wouldn't want to take off the sandals and do your walking on the beach is beyond me.
To boldly go where no wig has gone before.