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Nevermind. A press release was posted on the Hermann Park website today that says, "The entire Lake Plaza is a LEED certified project scheduled for completion in March 2009". I assume this includes the bridge.

The entire Hermann Park project is scheduled from completion in 2014.

I knew there were some things going on over there, but I didn't know about all of this.

http://www.hermannpark.org/tiffanypressrelease.htm

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Nevermind. A press release was posted on the Hermann Park website today that says, "The entire Lake Plaza is a LEED certified project scheduled for completion in March 2009". I assume this includes the bridge.

The entire Hermann Park project is scheduled from completion in 2014.

I knew there were some things going on over there, but I didn't know about all of this.

http://www.hermannpark.org/tiffanypressrelease.htm

Thanks for the link. Strange that there don't seem to be any renderings floating around out there.

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Yeah, I know. There are always renderings of projects that never come to fruition and then there are these that sneak up on us with no rendering at all.

Oh well. If there's one to be found it'll turn up on here sooner or later.

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Here are some photos of the Hermann Park construction. Maybe we can change the title of this thread to "Hermann Park Construction" or something, as there is no other Hermann Park thread that I can find except one specifically about the train, and another from 2004.

Maybe this could also be moved to Going Up as well, as it's still under construction.

The new parts of the park including several buildings which remind me a bit of Disco Green are supposed to open in March.

Sorry about the not so great photos. I didn't have time to edit crop or rotate any of them.

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What, I thought this was just a "test" bridge when i first saw it.

Sorry, i truly love Hermann Park and the Conservation Society and all they do, but to me this looks not so great for a million bucks?

If this is the much vaunted "Tiffany Bridge" then sorry its a SIGH from me... I thought it would be much more pretty, ornate and grand looking, not some steel thing that looks like something like the Core of Engineers would fling up in a logistical flooding emergency. Where is the "arched" design in the bridge as above in first post???

Or maybe I'm just not looking at it right????! I hate to criticise when its better than nothing, I just think the Park deserves more.

Someone please tell me I'm wrong and this thing looks awesome.

Confused :(

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What, I thought this was just a "test" bridge when i first saw it.

Sorry, i truly love Hermann Park and the Conservation Society and all they do, but to me this looks not so great for a million bucks?

If this is the much vaunted "Tiffany Bridge" then sorry its a SIGH from me... I thought it would be much more pretty, ornate and grand looking, not some steel thing that looks like something like the Core of Engineers would fling up in a logistical flooding emergency. Where is the "arched" design in the bridge as above in first post???

Or maybe I'm just not looking at it right????! I hate to criticise when its better than nothing, I just think the Park deserves more.

Someone please tell me I'm wrong and this thing looks awesome.

Confused :(

I'll try to check out this weekend, but yeah I agree. That looks pretty underwhelming for the amount of money spent on it.

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I've seen it myself, defo not the photo Jax :)

I went to see this today again and actually I think the bridge is not finished yet, there are brackets along the top of the railing on both sides that look like something is still to be added...and the bridge is closed off again...

The rest of the work around the bridge is great.....new station, buildings, trees, landscaping around lake etc are all super...!

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I went to see this today again and actually I think the bridge is not finished yet, there are brackets along the top of the railing on both sides that look like something is still to be added...and the bridge is closed off again...

The rest of the work around the bridge is great.....new station, buildings, trees, landscaping around lake etc are all super...!

I think that they read this thread and decided that they better make further improvements. :rolleyes:

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i really havent been to Hermann Park in a really long time. hearing about all these improvements really make me want to go down there and check it out :)

and yeah that bridge looks pretty lame.

should have taken that million and build a bridge out of one million dollar bills >.<

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We went Sunday and I hated it. The park is way too popular now. All of these improvements have brought out the worst sort of people, the kind that breathe and move about and park. Four or five years ago we could go on a nice Sunday afternoon and there were 1/3rd the number of humans there. The bridge was ugly and we saw a duck commit murder. My wife was upset by it, but we don't know the whole story. The dead duck could have killed the other duck's father, for all we know.

Oh, and if you're going to look at the zoo's red panda ("The Cutest Animal In The World!"), don't bother. It's just a raccoon.

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We went Sunday and I hated it. The park is way too popular now.

Hermann Park way too popular? I can't believe it! Even before the expansion, I found some Sundays resulted in no parking to be found on the grounds. I can't imagine the situation now.

we saw a duck commit murder. My wife was upset by it, but we don't know the whole story. The dead duck could have killed the other duck's father, for all we know.

Dang inner-city ducks. Such a thing never would've happened at Armand Bayou!

Oh, and if you're going to look at the zoo's red panda ("The Cutest Animal In The World!"), don't bother. It's just a raccoon.

Yeah, that thing does look like they swiped a raccoon from the woods by Brays Bayou and dipped it in a barrel of red paint, lol.

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We went Sunday and I hated it. The park is way too popular now. All of these improvements have brought out the worst sort of people, the kind that breathe and move about and park. Four or five years ago we could go on a nice Sunday afternoon and there were 1/3rd the number of humans there. The bridge was ugly and we saw a duck commit murder. My wife was upset by it, but we don't know the whole story. The dead duck could have killed the other duck's father, for all we know.

Oh, and if you're going to look at the zoo's red panda ("The Cutest Animal In The World!"), don't bother. It's just a raccoon.

This post has me LOL, literally. I saw that Red Panda on the news and I'm like Hello y'all, that's a coon.

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What, I thought this was just a "test" bridge when i first saw it.

Sorry, i truly love Hermann Park and the Conservation Society and all they do, but to me this looks not so great for a million bucks?

If this is the much vaunted "Tiffany Bridge" then sorry its a SIGH from me... I thought it would be much more pretty, ornate and grand looking, not some steel thing that looks like something like the Core of Engineers would fling up in a logistical flooding emergency. Where is the "arched" design in the bridge as above in first post???

Or maybe I'm just not looking at it right????! I hate to criticise when its better than nothing, I just think the Park deserves more.

Someone please tell me I'm wrong and this thing looks awesome.

Confused :(

The bridge is kind of silly and completely unnecessary. I was also really opposed to all the other development at that end of the park, but last time I was there it definitely grew on me. If they could just do something about the smell of rotting organic matter that permeates the park, it would be great.

We went Sunday and I hated it. The park is way too popular now. All of these improvements have brought out the worst sort of people, the kind that breathe and move about and park. Four or five years ago we could go on a nice Sunday afternoon and there were 1/3rd the number of humans there. The bridge was ugly and we saw a duck commit murder. My wife was upset by it, but we don't know the whole story. The dead duck could have killed the other duck's father, for all we know.

Oh, and if you're going to look at the zoo's red panda ("The Cutest Animal In The World!"), don't bother. It's just a raccoon.

You're problem is going on a Sunday. I wouldn't go anywhere near Hermann Park on a weekend unless a hurricane was close to bearing down on us. It's definitely overcrowded and uncomfortable with that many people.

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I actually kind of like the fact that there are people around when I go to the park. if I want to get away from people I'll go walk around downtown on a Sunday morning or go out to the country. I've only lived in H-Town since summer of 2006 and ever since I've been here the park has been popular. I've also never driven to the park (I always walk/bike) so I don't have to deal with traffic.

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Y'all should check out the bridge at night. It's got some cool lighting effects. I don't remember the specifics, but I thought it looked cool last time I ran by there at night.

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Y'all should check out the bridge at night. It's got some cool lighting effects. I don't remember the specifics, but I thought it looked cool last time I ran by there at night.

-_- *sigh* it seems all the cool lighting effects are in the TMC area.....

Any pictures?

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Parking isn't an issue, just park at a location that is close to a rail stop and take the rail the rest of the way! Midtown is an excellent place to do this, there is plenty of free parking on the side of the streets within a block or two of rail stops, and the rail stop by the park is so close.

Much better than fighting traffic to get into Hermann park, and then surf the lots trying to find something.

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