Originally Posted by biggus diggus
I totally agree. At this point if full salvage and renovation isn't an option, which it obviously isn't (and letting it sit and rot in its current state forever shouldn't be an option either), preservationists and everyone should be happy this developer is working with them to save as much as they are.
People wanting this thing saved as is and renovated and given to the community as their own space are living in la-la land. Take the compromise, enjoy old pictures of the full building, and then enjoy the new development with the cool part in tact. It's better than the alternative of complete destruction (which their bitching is probably leading the developer to), or a vacant, slowly rotting building providing nothing for the community.
I think the rendering looks great with the curved window and curved wall.