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    Niagara Speedway steel work is taking shape

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    Have you been down to Clifton Hill lately in Niagara Falls? If not, then you are missing out on seeing a lot of the developments really taking shape. The most notable one is the go-kart track being made on the Clifton Hill/Victoria Ave property owned by HOCO Entertainment & Resort. The spiral of the track and the ramp look fantastic!

    Local parks group feels ‘misled’ over zipline

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After withdrawing its concerns about Niagara Parks Commission’s new zipline last year, Preserve Our Parks is having “second thoughts” now that it’s up and running.

    Group spokesman James Bannister says members will meet July 26 to discuss concerns about the attraction, which opened to the public last Friday. Bannister says some members of Preserve Our Parks feel “misled” after a meeting with parks commission members last year.

    “Looking at it from River Road, it’s not terribly esthetically pleasing,” he says, referring to the tower at Grand View Marketplace where riders get strapped in for the 660-metre descent into the Niagara Gorge.

    “The tower (already) there was not a bad looking building — a structure you could climb up and look out over the falls. Then all of a sudden it gained about another storey in height, which is basically just steel and cables.”

    Wallenda’s walk over Niagara Falls by the numbers

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    From the Boston Globe:

    Some facts and figures about daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Friday night wire-walk over Niagara Falls:

    Length of wire: 1,800 feet

    Weight: 7 tons

    Diameter: 2 inches

    Material: Steel

    How it’s installed:

    Be sure to visit the site to read the rest of the “facts and figures”

    Convention Centre progress

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    Wow! I haven’t been by that area in probably 2 months. They seem to be making great progress on the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre (NCCC). It appears that the structure/shell of the building is almost done.

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