Roamy gets antsy if I don’t post some splodey from time to time, but the truth is, I’m tired of warporn, and most of the other splodey out there is old. But CDI at least has some good stuff for us.
I’ll be honest, it bothers me not a whit to see some ugly office tower or post-war apartment block come tumbling down. But so many of the pre-war office and department store buildings… the architecture had character. We’ll not see the likes of them again. Yes, they’ve outlived their usefulness, and utilitarianism says their replacements should prize functionality. But would some sacrifice to aesthetics be wrong?
[Update]- I meant to mention this last night, but at the 1:47 mark, that’s the old observation tower at Gettysburg. Some people decried it as an eyesore, so down it came. Personally, I found it an interesting structure, in that it used the same basic “woven rod” construction of the fire control tops of pre-WWII battleships before modernization.