Saturday, October 23, 2004

The definition of insanity, part deux

From today's Trib:

Burger has put together a group of foundation leaders and others interested in Downtown, to try to come up with a new plan. While there is no timetable, he said, "I think the Downtown will have a resurgence in the next few years as a serious retail market," with stores that aren't typical to suburban malls.

STOP PLANNING. It hasn't worked. If you want to see an example of the great things that "planning" has brought to the city--aside from the now empty Lazarus and Lord & Taylor buildings--spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at Allegheny Center on the North Side. Or East Liberty, before sanity prevailed and the pedestrian mall was eliminated. I don't think we can survive any more planning.


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