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BEFORE AND AFTER: The Lagusnilad Underpass

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 24 2020 08:43 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2020 10:46 PM

The Lagusnilad Underpass has undergone more than a much-needed renovation.

In place of the yellow stains and dilapidated tiles are clean white walls, vertical gardens, and patches of stone walls.

The once flood-prone underpass has been renovated into an interactive walkway with house murals and installations inspired by the works of National Artist Botong Francisco.

The pedestrian tunnel’s overhaul was done under the direction of city architect Antonio Toledo and Manila City engineer Armand Andres.

Aside from its fresh look, other issues such as flooding, vagrants and security have been addressed by key agencies, according to the Manila City government.

The project is part of the city's plan to redevelop the Lawton area under the leadership of Mayor Isko Moreno.

 

Lagusnilad Underpass entrance in July 2019 and now, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews

 

Inside the Lagusnilad Underpass in July 2019 and now, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews

 

The old walls of the Lagusnilad Underpass in July 2019 and the new walls, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews

 

The old walls of the Lagusnilad Underpass in July 2019 and the new walls, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews

 

Pedestrians use the Lagusnilad Underpass in July 2019 and now, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews

 

The Lagusnilad Underpass looking decrepit in July 2019 and now ready for a selfie, August 24, 2020. George Calvelo and Mark Demayo, ABS-CBNNews