September 24, 2014: “The original plan was to put a screening building, to be designed with a lighthouse theme, on the pellet terminal site just north of the shaft. The change will relocate the building about 500 to 600 feet south, closer to the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge. The new building will be constructed into the incline between Broadway north of West Erie Avenue and the river, so its roof will be an observation deck accessible to the public, said Robert Fowler, Lorain safety-service director.”
“The original building was to cost about $4.94 million to construct. At the new site, the price tag is estimated at more than $8.18 million mainly due to site work, piping, excavation, disposal of soil, concrete work and electrical work needed, according to city plans. The site change will add to the project cost, but not to the project debt, because the Lorain Utilities Department can pay for the change order without borrowing money, Fowler said.” [source]
The view to the north
The view to the south
I want my money back.