THE WAIT is over. And, for Dilworth Plaza, the second time's a charm. The renovation of the gateway to Penn Center was designed to forge a connection to the city's central business district west of City Hall.
Renamed Dilworth Park, the west apron of City Hall looks nothing like the version opened in 1977 - which soon became notorious for its drab concrete slabs that doubled as beds for the homeless and dark subway corridors reeking of urine.
Planned for months, yesterday's ribbon-cutting was a lovefest of who's who at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the minds and bodies that brought the project to fruition.