Let's Dome Durkee!
(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY -- 7/6/16
Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped by 12901 with a big announcement: Plattsburgh City scored a $10 million grant to renovate its Durkee Street parking lot. This will transform the space into a vibrant downtown center with a multi-use building for stores, offices and apartments.
Maybe this time the city will avoid building an installation like this one found behind the elevated parking lot in the same area:
You would think someone would say, "Hey, we shouldn't build this, the guard rail is blocking the top." It's amazing how the city won't spend a dime to make crosswalks compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) but it wastes money on blunder-wonders like this.
Well, if we're going crazy with money let's do what Winooski Vermont considered: Build a giant dome. Think how that would improve the Durkee Street area. What could go wrong?
Like they say: Those who don't learn from history are domed to repeat it.