Comment 84493

By Woah (anonymous) | Posted December 28, 2012 at 07:29:59 in reply to Comment 84488

STOP THE PRESSES! We just discovered that old buildings change over time as people adaptively reuse them for new things. If anything that should tell you these buildings ARE still relavent today, all they need is the next phase in adaptive reuse. Heritage isn't about freezing something so it never changes. It's about keeping continuity with the past while getting ready for the future. It's about saving and reusing the energy and material that went into a building instead of throwing it away. It's about letting a place be itself instead of wiping it clean and dropping a sterile box on it that looks like every other sterile box. It's about what makes a place unique. If we get rid of that, we get rid of what makes downtown Hamilton worth caring about.

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