The Future of Centennial Mall

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Centennial Mall has seen better days and some might even call it an eyesore when driving past or walking by.

Unfortunately money was not set aside to keep up with repairs when the first mall was built in 1967.

Water features have rusted and much of the concrete work is in total disrepair.

The new area will have water features, pathways, trees, and benches where people can come to enjoy the downtown area. It will also offer people an educational experience to learn about the state's history.

Although the $10 million has been raised for the renovations, volunteers say more money is needed for repairs and enhancements.

The new Centennial Mall will have money set aside so repairs can be made in the future.

Enhancements at Centennial Mall will include various stations that feature educational videos you can access with a smart phone so you can learn more about what you're seeing and experiencing.

People can help out by purchasing plaques which will be used as a pathway throughout Centennial Mall.

Volunteers say the project is expected to be completed for the states Sesquicentennial in 2017.