Tacloban’s “New” Balyuan Amphitheater revisited
Four months after it collapsed due to the heavy rainfall brought by Typhoon Frank last June this year, the Tacloban Balyuan Amphitheater’s structure has been reconstructed and its undamaged tent put back in place (properly, I hope) and the lights installed.
Unfinished work to be done include the addition of seats, a movable stage, additional lights, sound system and landscaping.
It’s a new landmark for the Eastern Visayas capital, aiming to attain a new status of a “Highly Urbanized City” in a local plebiscite set for this month.
Now, the structure’s true test, in as far as its design and structure is concerned, has been laid down the line. We shall all wait *gasp* for the next typhoon.
Meanwhile, here’s the scene at the “new’ Balyuan Amphitheater…
Photos taken a little past midnight last night, November 3, 2008.
Beside the tent structure is the Tacloban Livelihood Training Center building which now houses City Hall’s Executive Lounge and the offices of the City Health, the City Assessor, DSWD and EDP.
Cool, fresh air from the bay… The famed Tacloban barbeque has been served… Now where did my Pale Pilsen go?!!!
Life is great.
Addendum: This is how the amphitheater looks like daytime from above. Aerial shot by Ludette Ruiz.