As well as the change in colour, its £500,000 makeover includes cleaning the statues.
Views are currently blocked at street level by hoardings surrounding the site, but the Evening Times'
exclusive aerial images showed progress, with most of the red Tarmac now covered with grey resin. New lighting has also been installed.
We wanted to know what people who live in, work and visit Glasgow thought of the new look.
Paul Williamson, 27, a student from Paisley, said: "It's definitely an improvement.
"I don't remember the green patches being there before and I think it's probably sufficient.
"If it was all grass it would probably just turn into mud with the rain, and people would take their dogs there.
"I would maybe have waited a few years until the situation improved financially before
starting to do that.
"I wouldn't say I was happy with it before. It did need an improvement and it looks much better."
Sheila McLean, 60, from Ayr said: "It's got a bit of green, and I'm all for that, and trees, but there is open space for people to do fun things in groups.
"I'm all for the
statues staying - so part tradition and part-jazzed up is good."
Robert Wilson, 63, an engineer from Springburn said: "They are just putting it back to the way it was - but it is about time.
"It should never have been changed. There was nothing wrong with it the way it was originally.
"Office staff used it on a daily basis, and on a nice day more people would use the seating but it wasn't the same when they changed it to the red.
"It's probably too much money to spend. They have got a lot of things they could be spending money on
other than this."
Billie Roy, 18, an
economics student from Maryhill, said: "The red Tarmac wasn't nice, it's never nice to see that anywhere.
"The green space is nice and it's good that there is somewhere in the city centre to come to with greenery.
"The improvements are only aesthetic so they could maybe have spent the money much better elsewhere, for
example on development in the poorer
areas of Glasgow.
"With the current economic climate, I don't think they should have spent the money doing this."
Norman McLean, 60, from Ayr, said: " They dumped all the ideas
before and now it's not inspiring.
"It's passive and not user-friendly. There's no sparkle about it.
"They should get
David Page to do it - he's a brilliant young Glasgow architect.
"It's okay to spend a lot of money on it if it's meaningful but it looks like a great big yawn to me."