Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Let's Dome Durkee!

(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush


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.  

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