State Street garage update

Want the latest on the State Street garage construction? There’s a meeting coming Thursday downtown that will lay down the latest for you. Details:

Thursday December 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the East Tennessee History Center on S. Gay Street.

You can go here. While on the topic of parking decks, anthropomorphized, this is one of those rare instances where there’s a thing that has a blog.

This isn’t uncommon in the world, for an object to have a blog, or even a Twitter account. But a little turn here is curious – it’s not just an object that has the blog, but the project itself. There’s also usage of the editorial “we” in the blog (for all you Lebowski fans out there). And the project is a little behind:

For a number of reasons we are a little behind on our construction progress but we hope to make that up in short order.

Union Avenue will be down to one lane beginning Monday, December 10, 2012 and the entrance to the garage, as well as
that entire level of parking, will be closed for approximately one week. We will open it back as quickly as possible and are hopeful it will not take that long, but to be safe we wanted everyone to use caution here.

And then, the parking deck project addresses its readers directly:

I hope to see you tonight and at the Public meeting next Thursday. Thanks for your interest in Downtown Knoxville and in the State Street Garage Expansion Project.

No, thank you, State Street Garage Expansion Project, for the timely updates. My favorite post so far from State Street Garage Expansion Project:

I found it interesting that when we removed a couple of the trees, we revealed the original (I assume) State Street Garage sign

In an effort to have complete communication and notice, our contractor provided the following signage which speaks for itself:


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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