After getting a lot of criticisms for cutting two old mahogany trees at Magsaysay Park, Project Lunhaw Consultant Patrick Gabutina and CLENRO Department Manager Engr. Armen Cuenca revealed the perspective of the new park as the gave some insights of the project. When completed, the park will have native Philippine trees that will be used to create a “Tropical Sakura” like the Palawan Cherry Blossom, Golden Tree, Molave and Narra among others. The ongoing works is part of Phase 1 of the Divisoria Redevelopment Project under Project Lunhaw.
Engr. Cuenca also clarified that the numbers painted on the trees are part of an ongoing assessment and not for cutting.
Shown below is an aerial perspective of Magsaysay Park with the monument and the newly-completed Operation Kahusay ug Kalinaw (OKK) Center.
Here are some more screengrabs (initial renderings) of the proposed development of the whole Divisoria area which will be transformed into a walkable, bikable green urban space in the heart of the city.
El Pueblo A Sus Heroes Monument
Kiosko Kagawasan and JR Borja Monument
Jose Rizal Monument
Accordingly, Phase 2 is set next year. Keep posted.