Now this is a real shame. The Torrance Centennial Plaza which was intended as the city’s most enduring legacy of its milestone 2012 celebration is already showing wear and tear after just 10 months. This is a $180,000 El Prado Park centerpiece that includes a time capsule set for opening 99 years from now.
This cost was offset by the sale of hundreds of $150 bricks etched with personalized messages. But the lettering on some is already partly obscured, and the sand separating bricks is fast eroding along with birds are leaving their own unsightly legacy behind on the plaza.
Obviously the minimum maintenance on the Plaza (which is a two man crew mowing the grass) is not enough. To me it just another example of how our standards are slipping. Wouldn’t the men mowing the lawn notice how the plaza is quickly deteriorating and report it? No they just mow and close their eyes to everything else with no apparent caring or pride in our city. Anyway because it has been neglected it will now cost more money to repair.