|Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 5:44 pm:
Beyond everyone's emotional attachments to the Aquarium is the fact that it is an integral part of the fabric of a place on the National Register of Historic Districts, and as such, is integral to making the park as a whole work for visitors. its closure without any vision for alternative use guts the cultural heart of the park and damages it as a whole, far beyond the $ cost of operating the Aquarium itself. An abandoned Aquarium building undermines the pedestrian scale mix of uses that defines the urban experience and distinguishes Belle Isle, but is so rare in Detroit. The lack of vision and planning in this announcement is another gross waste of public assets.
|Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 12:49 pm:
Nicely written, Jan.
I have posted your comment on "Letters - Webmasters choice":