• The art feature at the gateway includes illumated poles during evening hours
  • Groundbreaking ceremony at The Commons Sister Cities Plaza
  • Work area prior to construction
  • Gateway element prior to adding the rods
  • Marquis shaped base is prepped for the gateway element
  • Limestone blocks border several places in the plaza
  • Concrete is poured onto the plaza
  • Workers spread and level the newly poured concrete
  • The globe area of the Sister Cities Plaza is prepped with granite
  • Part of the newly cured plaza
  • Sister Cities Plaza prior to adding continents
  • Continents are etched into the granite inlay.
  • Concrete benches begin to take shape
  • Wide shot of Sister Cities Plaza
  • Multi colored cement is an overall feature to the Plaza
  • Overall shot of Sister Cities Plaza showing concrete sitting areas
  • Sister Cities Plaza features the flags from the countries of Springfield's 2 sister cities
  • Japanese dancers perform on the Sister Cities Plaza
  • Handmade tiles from Mexico will adorn outside the benches

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