"It's been a learn-as-you go process for us," says Sarah Neumann, communications manager for the Partnership. "Our team is still trying to figure out when to pull the pianos off and if they should go back out during the holidays (the issue of snow keeps resurfacing)."
The pianos were not part of the mammoth 16th Street Plan Steering Committee study of mall options that ultimately decided... to leave things pretty much as they are. From a traffic-flow standpoint, at least. "There will still be plenty of changes," Neumann says, and those changes were outlined at a final public hearing on the project last week. "It was the wrap-up of an eighteen-month process," she notes. "It went really well."