Comment 25640

By Dr Downtown (anonymous) | Posted June 23, 2008 at 10:48:09

If health care has taught us anything it's that sometimes the market doesn't know best. For a long time, living downtown was a major risk factor for neglect and early demolition. But architectural public health has come a long way since the 1960s-1990s. It's amazing what good hygeine, vaccination, and regular checkups can do to improve a downtown building's mortality rate. Even a very sick building can still be saved by intercession through the Heritage Act -- and the Lister, for all its sores and abcesses -- still has good bones and a classy face. Its organs can be replaced and its skin can be retored even now, and it can live out a long, healthy life. As long as we can call off the wolves howling outside the door.

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