Monday, October 11, 2010

New Lights Shine on the Cultural Plaza

In the heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, construction that began about 4 months ago is completed at the Cultural Plaza (Plaza de la Cultura) next to the National Theater. As we reported earlier, 34 lamp posts were removed and 11 new posts installed. These posts are taller producing more light while using less energy. These new lights bring better safety to the area for those passing through at night.

Additional construction happening in the area includes new benches and sitting areas, as well as handicap access to the Gold and Money museums below the National Theater. Also, the National Theater is getting a new copper roof which should be completed sometime in December. These changes are all positive and continue to move San Jose forward as a safer, and modern cultural center.
Photo provided by Los Museos del Banco Central
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