Plaza Comes Alive

Story and Photo by

Mark Graven

 Staff Writer

Photo of the new plaza in front of Louis E. Saavedra


As Spring has sprung in Albuquerque, the new plaza in front of the Louis E. Saavedra Administration has come to life with grass, as workers have sodded swathes of the Plaza area with the green stuff, photographed on Monday, March 29th.
The new grass is part of the final touches being put on the plaza, which has blossomed out of the area where the east side of  “N” Building used to be.  N was demolished last year.  Some of its former classrooms are being replaced in the newly renovated Max Salazar Hall, and other will soon occupy Ken Chappy Hall which is currently undergoing renovation, CNM officials say.
Concrete benches, a bike rack, and new trees, were already in place on the plaza, before the grass was added last week.
The west side of  N’s former space features new parking spaces, freshly striped.  Workers on site said that old North parking lot, will get some spruced up parking spaces, as the construction project winds to a close.

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