Texas' Trinity Meadows Race Track has been closed for over 20 years, but its 9,000-seat grandstand is still a visual icon for the locals, reports the Star-Telegram. As expansion approaches the edge of the property, however, construction company Wilks Development has made plans to tear down the old grandstand. It will be replaced by more housing, but Wilks plans to keep the memories of the track alive.
“We thought of anything and everything to figure out how we could save the building,” said president Kyle Wilks. “Everyone is sensitive about what happens to it and what ultimately comes of it. How do you take something that is in such disrepair and memorializes it, so people don't forget?”
Plans include using the grandstand's beams to build a bridge, and placing the timing poles at strategic locations around the development. A grave and marker memorializing a local horse will even remain in position.
Read more at the Star-Telegram.
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