Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten
Honestly, it's not a big loss at all IMO. I'd much rather have a nice, new, usable building than a couple of old, run down, buildings.
Good thing we tore down the run down Garrick too... and the run down mansions of Prairie Ave... the Masonic Temple sure was a dump... the outdated Stock Exchange Building... oh, and since we were building a "nice, new, usable" Stock Exchange Building good thing we thought to tear down the old Grand Central Station to replace it with the new, beautiful, LaSalle Street station platforms fully integrated into the new CSE! Genius!!!
...granted these buildings were nowhere near the significance of those I just listed, but they still held ties to our past, still had great street presence and were still within their usable lifespans. With so much vacant land in this city why must we always demolish our past?