Originally Posted by Future Mayor
I used to hate both the Ken Garff and the Public Safety Building, but that was many years ago, they have both really grown on me. I see HUGE potential for the PSB once the new one is complete. I would love to see it turned into residential, it could be a very chic remodel with plenty of sidewalk room for a restaurant or two on the ground level. Plus there is plenty of space on the property surrounding it for other mixed use development.
I wouldnt count on it.. I rember seing a news story on tv about how the building is literly falling apart and how it would be uneconmicle to save it for use as the public safty building... Somtimes a building that looks like a cheep peice of crap really is one :/
Aside from stripping the building inside and out.. It probably wont stay.. At least in any recognizable form.
Its not just that building such as that one and the ken garff building look bad.. They look bad because they were cheaply constructed. The metal siding wasnt only used because it was the style of the time... It was cheep and quick.. The cladding was often times not the only corner that was cut in theese building.
I doubt eaither building will exist in a recognizable form 20 years from now.. They just were not made to last.. Sure thry could be stripped down and and fixed.. But they wont be the same building when all said and done...