Westfield set sights on towering new look

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WESTFIELD – Monument Circle gives downtown Indianapolis its signature look—now Westfield hopes to create its own iconic identity.

City officials want to build a pair of 100-foot towers that would anchor a new highway interchange at U.S. 31 and Indiana 32.

The “Towers of Westfield” would be built on the east and west sides of the interchange. The hope is that the eye-catching architecture would help the Hamilton County city stand out among other Central Indiana communities.

Each tower would cost between $750,000 and $1 million. City officials said the money would come from the city’s pending sale of Citizens Energy. The Westfield City Council has seen the proposal, although the Towers project still needs council approval.

City officials spent more than two years coming up with different ideas for the interchange, which will be built between 2014 and 2015. The project is part of a broader plan to upgrade U.S. 31 from southern Tipton County to Interstate 465.

Westfield has also revealed plans for Grand Park, a major athletic complex designed to draw national tournaments. City leaders said they hope the projects will help differentiate Westfield from other communities and attract businesses.

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