Last year this blog reported that creek water was becoming dangerously close to the northern pier tower of the Union Terrace stage. An inspection yesterday revealed that the situation has deteriorated, and the pillar is now surrounded by water. It is imperative that the city fill in three sides immediately, and start to plan for a small coffer dam, to enable some fill to be placed on the fourth creek side of the pillar. Union Terrace was the last WPA project in Allentown, and perhaps the one of greatest long term benefit to the citizens. Over the years many generations have enjoyed an occasional performance there, recently being used for outdoor film. The visual symmetry of the two pillars is an esthetic we cannot afford to lose, especially in this the year celebrating our history.