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Old Buildings and My Ramblings
Old buildings are amazing in their architecture. The quality and craftsmanship you find in them are absolutely outstanding. You can see and almost feel the dedication that was poured into the design and the work. Somewhere along the line we have lost that dedication, now all we are worry about is how fast we can knock down an old building and replace it with one that has no other purpose other than just to provide a place to make a few dollars and then it's abandon until the next investor comes along and knocks it down.
One thing that really gets to me is when they knock that 100 year old 3 or 5 story building in middle of a downtown block and replace it with a one story drug store or something else. It be alright if they could have designed it where it could incorporate the surrounding architecture but no they have to build according the corporate image of the stores. I'll never understand how a city will tell a resident that their plan don't fit in the architecture of their neighborhood and then allow a multi-million dollar company build how they want no matter what. Now if ... more
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