Third District City Councilman Tom Didier, Science Central officials and City leaders today led a ceremony to mark the beginning of demolition work on the retaining wall in front of Science Central along Clinton Street.

The wall is being demolished in an effort to enhance the visual aesthetics near Science Central as it serves as a key gateway into downtown. The area will become green space and will be landscaped next spring.

The total cost of the project is $59,995. Councilman Didier has set aside $20,000 of his CEDIT allocation to help finance the project.

Hipskind Concrete is the contractor for the project. The work is expected to be finished by the end of January.