I agree with Robert H -- although one preservationist failure was allowing the Train Shed at Union Station to fall into disrepair and eventual demolition. The train shed was the most architecturally significant thing about Union Station (most people don't know the main building is merely a knock-off of H.H. Richardson's Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh) -- it was the longest single-span gable roof structure in the US and is what made Union Station a national landmark -- that status has since been revoked.
I'm glad that the Ryman and U.S. were spared the wrecking ball, but it pains me that the shed couldn't have stuck around a few more years until the development in the gulch could have made adapting it into something else an economically feasible enterprise -- along the lines of St. Louis' Union Station, perhaps.
Just imagine the NY Times reaction to the scale of the Porter Flea that could have been held there, or the amount of artisanally-made meats, local cheeses, and organic produce that could have been sold at a farmer's market there.
I was lucky enough to have the Salmon last week -- absolutely outstanding. Until recently, one would scarcely believe food of such quality could come from a truck.
God, The Scene, just sleep with him and get it over with. You're clearly in love.
Just curious, does the Scene allow that it is possible to support the convention center without being paid by mayor Dean to do so? Everything I've read in this blog of late seems to imply that if you agree it is a worthwhile project and find fault with those who opposed it, you must be on Karl Dean's dime.
Try to contain your frothy glee at the notion that Dean is a vindictive grudge-keeper and consider another possibilty: that some *gasp* actually think the a convention center (publicly financed, even) is a good idea.
Yeah, it's a mistake. The plots are 30'x30' square...which you could easily have read on the TSU website linked to the story on the WTVF website.
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