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Iconic steel rings in Uptown Houston to be temporarily removed

HOUSTON – Crews removed the first of four iconic stainless steel rings in Uptown Houston as part of the Boulevard project construction.

The rings will be polished and the lighting will be replaced with energy efficient LED technology. Time-lapse video was released to show crews taking one of the rings down.

The plan is to remove the rings in order to widen and reconstruct the new boulevard, according to a press release.

The Boulevard project is expected to be completed  in late 2018. The goal is to rebuild Post Oak Blvd. into an "exquisitely designed grand Boulevard while creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment, preserving existing automobile lanes and substantially improving transit service in order to address the continuing growth of Houston."

For more information about the project, visit uptown-houston.com.