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Taking shape: Recreation center sees progress as weather clears up

Where previously there appeared to be plenty of work to do on a dusty lot, New Braunfelsers can now see the city’s bond-funded recreation center taking shape.

On Wednesday crews raised the walls on the gymnasium at the city’s $23.5 million recreation center project. Construction began months ago on Landa Street, but things are beginning to show visible progress.

“They thought it was going to take three to four days,” said Jennifer Cain, the city’s capital projects manager, of erecting the building’s walls. “But it only took one day.”

The project includes two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, an elevated walking track and other amenities the city hopes will encourage use by families. It has been under excavation all fall since its Oct. 10 groundbreaking in anticipation of a summer 2018 completion.

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