Originally Posted by animatedmartian
Another preservation versus progress fight.
As I stated previously, I'm not particularly happy with WSU's track record of preservation. And I don't understand why they want to provide space for staging construction vehicles. Why? When you stage construction in urban areas, you simply place all the trailers and materials on a scaffold over top of the sidewalk. Or utilize a vacant building next door for storage and project offices.
I think WSU needs to be held accountable for this decision, and we should expect to see some report as to the options they pursued and their reasoning behind this demolition.
Sometimes I wish Detroit would have the same alderman and ward system as Chicago. Public officials that are always accessible by the general population and give citizens a voice in guiding development....even against strong corporations, developers, and public institutions. If there was enough citizen concern voiced through one of these public offices, I feel we would have both the American Beauty and Biomedical Buildings.