Tucson's Birthday Party 2009 - and Dedication Event of 4th Avenue Underpass Downtown
A week ago, Tucson celebrated its 234th birthday with a party to rededicate the underpass that links the University of Arizona & 4th Avenue with Congress Street & Downtown Tucson. Here is a video slideshow of photos from the party!
As much as I thought there would be a good turnout, I was truly amazed at how many people actually showed up! The Historic Tucson Trolley made its first venture into Downtown Tucson in decades - foreshadowing the route that our new modern streetcar project will take.
Stretching from Main Gate Square on the west side of the University of Arizona, down 4th Avenue and across Congress Street all the way to La Placita Village...there were a lot of different ways to enjoy the festivities.
All politics & grumbling aside, Tucsonans are excited about having the underpass open and will really embrace the streetcar...once they see some actual work beginning. Its just around the corner, but folks are tired of promises and look for some action before getting too worked up.
I can tell you one thing...Tucson throws a pretty good party when it wants to!