Both sides of the controversial debate on the future of Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) have issued impassioned pleas to the city councillors who will decide its fate on Wednesday.
Members will vote on whether to progress with the £140m plan to transform the park into the Granite Web.
It is an issue that has split opinion in the city and after more than three years, a public referendum - which saw 45,301 voters support the plans with 41,175 opposing - and countless debates the future of UTG is set be decided once and for all.
Those on both sides of the debate have issued last minute pleas to council members.
Sir Ian Wood, who has pledged £50m of his own money for the scheme, says the decision should be easy.
Sir Ian said: "My driving force is the medium to long term employment and economic prospects for Aberdeen and I really believe, and no one can ever say this will do it, but we need to affect the number of infrastructure additions and improvements if we are really going to be competitive and win new industry for Aberdeen in the future.
"Otherwise the council in 25-30 years time will be talking all the time about unemployment.
"If it is a ‘no’ I won’t regret having done it because it’s so important and so important for Aberdeen that not to have tried to do it would be a failure."
Supporters of the project believe it will be a catalyst for further city centre regeneration.
Sandy Clark, of AMEC Europe, said: "I have been in the oil industry all my life. I have a mother who has never been in the oil industry and she’s an absolute passionate supporter of the new city gardens project. She can’t get down [to the gardens] in its current state, it needs to be changed.
"We need to attract the best people to sustain this business in the long term – the oil will not be here forever. We need to attract the key people to live in Aberdeen."
The project would see Aberdeen City Council borrow £92m against future business rates using a new funding mechanism known as TIF. Detractors say that is simply too risky.
Aberdeen City youth councillor Kenneth Watt said: "The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, that went four times over budget and there is only £35m pledged to cover if it runs over budget.
"So if it was to go ahead, there is still a huge potential for the financial devastation it could cause the city. We should really be looking at past mistakes to learn from them."
Aberdeen City Council's ruling Labour group has pledged to scrap the project.
Labour councillor Willie Young said: "What other local authority has borrowed £80m to do up Marshall College, as nice as it is, and then wants to borrow another £92m when the world economy isn’t doing as well?
"What other local authority in the UK and indeed the world has done that? None, the answer is none. We need to take a step back from this."
Meanwhile, the Independent Alliance Group, led by councillor Marie Boulton, is expected to put forward an amendment to ditch the City Garden Project and use the TIF money to regenerate Union Street, the Arts Centre, the Music Hall, the Lemon Tree and the Mither Kirk.
However the idea has been criticised by Aberdeen City Gardens Trust as a "do nothing option".
Director Tom Smith said: "The group is missing the point about transformation that will deliver a real step-change in the regeneration of our city centre.
"There are worthwhile projects in the Independents’ wish list but the reality is that these should be undertaken as part of the ongoing annual investment in the fabric of the city. On their own they will not qualify for a TIF and are unlikely to secure the level of private donations which the City Garden has secured.
"Without a major infrastructure project that can demonstrate economic growth, like the City Garden with the private sector donations it has attracted, Aberdeen will not qualify for a TIF and will lose the opportunity to secure new infrastructure funding.”