Check it out: Before and after Public Square renovations

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CLEVELAND-- The newly-renovated Public Square in downtown Cleveland will be open ahead of the Republican National Convention in July.

On Monday, FOX 8 got a look at the changes from the Terminal Tower observation deck.

The 6-acre square includes a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a beverage zone. Visitors can walk the Key Bank promenade that weaves through the space.

On the northern side, there is a green area and a concert hill. A reflecting pool with fountain could be made into an ice rink during the winter.

Public Square will be open in June before the RNC comes to Cleveland July 18 to 21. Organizers didn't have to take a single element off of the original plan in order to make the deadline.

"It's wonderful this project will be done for the convention and everyone from out of town will be able to see it. But we did this project for Clevelanders," said Jeremy Paris, executive director of the Group Plan Commission. "This was something that will change the face of this city for generations."

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, the country's largest Civil War monument, remains in the southeast portion.

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