Comment of the day: Coming full circle

“The absolute last people who should be asked about changes in a neighborhood are the people who live there. If ‘neighbor’ approval is needed virtually nothing will ever get built. Malls, schools, subdivisions, highway exits, whorehouses etc.

“My main issue with some of these groups and their members is the blanket approach they take to preservation. Not everything that is old is worth saving. Sometimes it might be, but the costs are prohibitive. Sometimes the costs don’t justify the benefit. Sometimes what is to be gained by tearing down an older building is worth more than the building itself. I’m thinking of two lovely Brownstones on Huron at STATE.”

irishpirate, bringing a discussion about Preservation Chicago’s list of endangered landmarks back around to our readers’ favorite topic: The Huron at 8 E Huron St.

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