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CHARLES RIVER SKATEPARK: BOSTON

La verdad es que en la última semana el skate lo he tocado poco. Cambiar de casa y de ciudad no suele ser fácil. Entre arreglar cosas, hacer trámites burocráticos y encontrar material para trabajar no he tenido mucho tiempo para buscar skateparks. Ayer estuve en Cambrigde justo debajo del Zakim Brigde donde están construyendo el nuevo skatepark de Boston. Parece que la cosa va para largo pero el proyecto promete. Si os interesa podeis encontrar información en www.charlesriverskatepark.org. En este sitio podeis encontrar noticias sobre el estado de las obras. En el último comunicado se puede leer lo siguiente....

CHARLES RIVER SKATEPARK UPDATE JUNE 2010
The Charles River Skatepark is a project of the Charles River Conservancy undertaken in close collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Planning started in 2001 and fundraising started in 2004. The Charles River Conservancy has raised $2.5 million for this facility to be built under the ramps of the Zakim Bridge in East Cambridge. The design evolved over several years with the input of some 400 skaters, taking into account the many site constraints. The firm Gridline created the current drawings.
As the financial crisis towards the end of 2008 became increasingly severe, concerns such as the long‐term maintenance came to the forefront of the skatepark discussions. As a result, the CRC and the state agencies began to work together to resolve these concerns. During 2009, this work consisted of identifying capital funds that could be used for construction, while setting aside the privately raised funds for long‐term maintenance. This involved close collaboration with state agencies such as the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Executive Office Environmental and Energy Affairs (EOEEA), and the, now former, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA).
Thanks to a Federal Stimulus grant the North Bank pedestrian bridge that will connect the Northpoint park and Charlestown will now be built, thus allowing EOEEA and DCR to allocate funds from the Big Dig Mitigation to pay for the construction of the skatepark. This was approved by the Citizens Advisory Committee in September 2009. The DCR and the Charles River Conservancy are currently in discussion how best to establish a long‐term operation and maintenance plan.

 

En definitiva, las cosas de palacio van despacio. Pero lo importante es que VAN.

  Un abrazo desde Boston

 Iván

1 comentario

paulina -

Hola
Me llamo Paulina soy administradora de un directorio web/blog. Me ha gustado mucho tu blog de personal y de skate, busco intercambiar enlaces. Por ello, me encantaría contar con tu sitio en mi directorio, consiguiendo que mis visitantes entren también en tu web.
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Pau