Posted by: David Giacalone | June 23, 2013

a ribbon cutting for the Riverside Park columns

ColumnsRC-crowd2   Prior to an afternoon of Open Houses throughout the City to kick off the HOMES/Key to the City program, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy cut the ribbon today to officially dedicate two new columns that mark the western entryway to Riverside Park along the Mohawk River.   Architect Frank Gilmore and Stockade Association President Mary D’Alessandro, and others from the committee that spearheaded the entryway project, were at the lectern under a hot noontime sun.

ColumnsRC-Cam3  . . . ColumnsRC-Cam2  . . . ColumnsRC-Cam1

The slideshow below has about a dozen photos from the ceremony.  Thanks to Ray Legere, I can show you this photo of the moment of the ribbon-cutting:


(L) to (R): Karen Johnson, Mayor Gary McCarthy, Mary D’Alessandro, and City Council Members Marion Porterfield, Carl Erickson, and Leesa Perazzo


– click to see my (sad) version of that moment: ColumnsRC--Not


 – click on this image for more views of the columns from May 2013, when their lighting was installed . .


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Finally, here’s a collage with highlights of the ceremony (click on it for a larger version):



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