Comment 84406

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted December 24, 2012 at 12:04:00

Building the Future while Preserving the Past

"South Side of the Square... the Fountain Square" in Bloomington, Indiana, was blessed to have some great visionaries among their midst who believed that restoring their past, would help improve the future.

This is what they did for their city for years, with clarity of belief and consistency: http://youtu.be/cmGyQlx7Kl4

These visionaries from Indiana belong to the same generation as those in Hamilton who proclaim that destruction is the way to progress.

Please email above video/link to all our local "geniuses without a cause" - also send it to our holidaying councillors, who may possibly come back from their holidays to see a drastically altered Street Wall in Gore Park.

Destroying one healthy building in the core a decade ago; upgrading two solid buildings that were not crumbling down, with city grants; sticking a banal, stucco box on the rear of one; then again destroying one more in Gore Park, and now threatening to destroying four more buildings because of short-sightedness, hardly qualifies one to be known as a restoration maverick who deeply cares for our city's future.

If the stucco box behind the Old Bank of Montreal building is any indication of design sensitivity, what could unfold at Gore Park South, may be heartbreaking.

Mahesh P. Butani

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-12-24 12:06:08

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