Mar 8, 2007

Anyone need 100 tons of cement?

Mega congrats to Troy Mayor Harry J. Tutunjian for broaching the subject of selling City Hall to a private developer, who in turn would demolish the structure and replace it with a mixed use building.

Such an event would be great news for the Collar City. The current building, which is smack dab in the middle of the downtown Momument Square district, is an absolute eyesore of of Urban Renewal-era bunker architecture. What makes it even worse is the fact that its stands out in such sharp contrast to its neighbors, which are predominately beautiful old school examples of Troy's semi-glorious past.

I would think (and hope) that this proposal is seen by all involved as an absolute no-brainer. Assuming, of course, that an appropriate design is part of the equation.

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