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Galvez Plaza canopy in limbo

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Posted: Sep 14, 2011 5:15 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Sep 14, 2011 6:33 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: galvez, plaza, downtown, canopy, funding

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council votes tonight to approve funding of a massive stainless-steel canopy hanging over a stage in downtown Baton Rouge.

The canopy and stage will be used for outdoor concerts and other performances.

The $1 million project has drawn some criticism recently. Many Metro Council members have received complaints from their constituents about the design and cost of the structure.

Others News 2 talked to said, "It's not something I would pay for if it was up to me. I mean for a million dollars I can't see the other purpose of it other than the look of it. It looks nice. But ascetically it would be a good sculpture. It looks like a really expensive piece of art. It really does."

We'll have the fate of the canopy tonight on News 2 at 10pm.

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