At an excavation rate of 15 feet per day, the Waller Creek Tunnel Project is well underway beneath downtown Austin.
Meanwhile, the Waller Creek Conservancy has reached the third and final stage of the Waller Creek design competition that will guide renovations on the above ground portion of the project from Waterloo Park to Lady Bird Lake, when the tunnel is finished in 2014.
The competition has been narrowed down to four finalists who have submitted design concepts and graphics to a jury appointed by the conservancy.
Today, those designs begin a tour throughout the city. They're also available at the Conservancy's website. The public is invited to submit feedback on the designs to the conservancy on site of each display or on the conservancy’s website.
The designs will be on display at these locations:
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Goldsmith Hall
310 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7500, Austin, TX 78712
Laguna Gloria (AMOA-Arthouse)
3809 W. 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703
Austin City Hall
301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 2nd floor lobby
1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
University Medical Center Brackenridge
601 E. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Blanton Museum of Art, Smith Building
200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr., Austin, TX 78757
Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center
2100 E. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78702
Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market, Republic Square Park
400 W. Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701
HOPE Farmers Market
414 Waller St., Austin, TX 78702