Comment 84608

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted January 01, 2013 at 15:12:52 in reply to Comment 84590

FastMan, Yes, history does repeat itself, indeed . .. ...

The tearing down of the Birks building was just the beginning of the self-destructive cycle in Hamilton. The "Blanchard Misstep" has the potential of completing the task left unfinished since 1957.

We have come full circle, right back to where we had started with 'the Grand Plan' to renew our city.

"Hamilton had latched onto a misconceived solution to its perceived problem and then compounded the outcome by poorly executing the renewal." ~ The Facelift and the Wrecking Ball, by Margaret T. Rockwell

The bigger tragedy of Hamilton is even five decades later, when our built heritage continues to be threatened by institutionalized vandalism, the usual suspects—our media darlings, the so-called movers & shakers and opinionators of Hamilton—all of whom having lived thru the sixties to see its devastating impact on our downtown, suddenly seem to lose their public voice.

Hence history repeats itself in Hamilton.

Mahesh P. Butani

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2013-01-01 15:58:45

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