I noticed in the article that Parks and Recreation didn't give an anticipated completion date for the project.
This makes me wonder two things:
1. Will the new structure be completed in time for the 2006 Convention? Right now it appears to be anyone's guess.
2. Has the full funding been set aside to complete the project, or is it dependent upon incremental state funding? (Which may or may not be there when needed, a la New Jersey's highpoint tower. I'd hate to see another state highpoint held hostage by construction fencing and equipment any longer than absolutely necessary.)