Just plain stupid

If they ever finish San Jacinto Plaza we will witness another failure.  According to the city’s web site:

Renovations include; a 50-square-foot shade structure to protect Luis Jimenez’ Los Lagartos sculpture…

Take a look at the shade the canopy was providing at 1:30 in the afternoon of January 3, 2016:

sanjacintocanopyshade

Its probably fair to assume that the sculpture will be placed in the circle directly under the canopy.  The mid-day sun evidently does not know how to read engineering drawings.

We’ve paid $638,000 to the designers and are about to end up with a canopy that will not protect the sculpture from the afternoon sun.

We deserve better

Brutus

8 Responses to Just plain stupid

  1. Anonymous says:

    actually part of the problem was MCAD who selected expensive elements…and Courtney’s constant interference didn’t help

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  2. Homeowner777 says:

    I think I can see those Special, one of a kind. . . only available from Germany hand-made cables, holding the shade.

    They look fantastic. Now I know why they HAD to be made and shipped from Germany. Real steel cables !

    I think the pigeons will like them too. AND the shade.
    If I were a pigeon, I’d want to sit on top of that shade cause it looks so comfortable to just sit there and . . . relax . . . and take a poop on the people below.

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  3. Y Que! says:

    The midday sun changes throughout the year. Maybe they ought to have made it a movable canopy. On second thoght, nah. It would delay the project another 2 years.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I will use an umbrella to visit if ever completed…

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  5. Reality Checker says:

    The so-called shade structure was never really about protecting anything. It and other elements of the project never looked at from a cost/benefit perspective. It was all about running up the total cost of the project for the benefit of the parties involved, including the California-based design firm. The bigger the project, the more elements, the more they and others would make. They achieved that part because the cost of the project has soared.

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  6. Fed Up says:

    The real problem with the city and its contractors is that they all sit in their office and engineer without ever visiting the field and have NO field experience!

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  7. Pretty much what we were expecting, I believe. I remember when there were real alligators at San Jacinto. And, guess what else? I do not recall there being much shade for them (other than perhaps natural shade from, like a real tree, or trees).

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  8. Deputy Dawg says:

    It will work perfectly on the first day of summer at noon. Stop complaining and just enjoy the wonder that is San Jacinto Plaza. a Mecca for tourists and locals alike.

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