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I agree it would be best to concentrate the activity around the Tower City location. Build on what you already have and help it grow and do better.
We don't know about "the Mall" - so actually - while that area may be important to local planners, most people in town for a convention probably won't care. They will be looking for fun places to go get a bite to eat and a drink, to walk around and see a few recommended sites
I actually totally agree with you about how unnecessary all this drama is. But remember, the original planning study leaned heavily towards the Mall. I see it as the TC proponents who keep dragging this thing out, requiring a new study to make sure that the TC site wins, and FCE gets its handout. That really is the only reason this is being done at all.
You think the site selection will end the debate? (And I wasn't debating the site -- I don't have a preference).We're still debating whether Key Tower should have been built taller than Terminal Tower (since 1991), if Albert Porter should have built a freeway through the Shaker Lakes (1960s), why Cleveland doesn't have a subway (1954, 1944, 1930, 1920), if they should have put streets through Public Square (1910s?), and even if the Columbus Road Toll Bridge was the source of the east-west side rivalry (1830s).
^ I don't buy that. CC may just be built at TC because TC is the better site, period.
^That's my biggest fear about the TC site. It is going to be that "crap box" that was proposed before. I am not an expert but I cannot see how anything architecturally pleasing can be crammed into that site and we are going to moaning about it for years.
Quote from: Htsguy on April 14, 2008, 02:48:38 AM^That's my biggest fear about the TC site. It is going to be that "crap box" that was proposed before. I am not an expert but I cannot see how anything architecturally pleasing can be crammed into that site and we are going to moaning about it for years. You're right, there is nothing in NYC that is architecturally pleasing..
Oh... and this space costs us nothing. We already own it.