Comment 84764

By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted January 06, 2013 at 22:11:05 in reply to Comment 84751

I'd like you to click on the link below, and see what medieval buildings in Italy look like.

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=pordenone+italy&ll=45.955148,12.659898&spn=0.024555,0.038581&hnear=Pordenone,+Province+of+Pordenone,+Friuli-Venezia+Giulia,+Italy&gl=ca&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=45.955256,12.659883&panoid=n4mDCBD7wtUqPICqY8lMtQ&cbp=12,176.81,,0,-1.48

These were not built with "hard portland".

If you go down (or turn around and go up) that street, you'll see building after building, all similar scale, all right up to the street. No one "tore down" one or two and built something "better". No one complains that they're unsafe, or the spaces aren't large enough to accommodate a grocery store. No one is proposing to tear down half a block of them and build a condo tower.

They're standing the test of time just fine, virtually each and every one has a business in it, and people living above. Some even have cafes that spill out onto the street *gasp*.

Gore park is a three block stretch of our downtown that should be preserved, in a similar manner to the link I've posted, so that future generations can come and marvel at those delightful "old buildings".

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