King's owner, Vivek Ranadive has said he is committed to building the "greenest arena in the greenest state in the country"
And he's getting it done! All but 2% of the Downtown Plaza's demolished buildings have been recycled or re-purposed. In about 8 months the project has generated the equivalent of 3 years worth of recycled material typically recycled by the citizens of Sacramento. Click here for more...
Perhaps this is why the early ESC renderings looked to some like a "crushed aluminum can"! Their vision got mixed up with the image of a recycled mall!
Or perhaps our shortage of residential housing in Downtown and Midtown can use some of the Downtown Plaza's rubble to re-purpose some buildings into places to live?
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