I’m sure everyone has been kicked out of the Tucker Tunnel for a while now, but just today I went down to check it out. Tucker was being worked on above and below ground in several places making it now much more clearly an unsafe living place.
Above ground Interco plaza wasn’t looking too different, but there is currently a port-a-potty in the park notifying its reader that the city will no longer put people’s belongings into a trash compactor. I’d call this a good sign.
Anyway, as much as I have been facinated by the mere existance of the Tucker Tunnel, this part of Downtown is in such terrible shape that I can’t wait to see what the area looks like after getting a fresh start from the street rebuilding project.
Update: People are still living in the tunnel as of 5/12/2010. The Post-Dispatch says that Mayor Slay wants the tunnel vacated by Friday May 14th.