The Things We Choose to Care About

24 May

The Bethlehem Steel Building? Is that really a hill worth dying on? I mean the property is a close to dormant that I wonder what there is to preserve. This seems kind of loony to me as the building has been setting there forever. It begs the question what is the cut off point from preservation to clinging to a lost cause. I prefer interesting architecture too, but that site has been in such a coma for so long. There are folks upset and I respect their passion, but it seems a little late in the game. Much like the folks who got upset that the Aud was going to come down, after it had been mothballed for more than a decade.

We got to let a few go.

Much like the sudden cautiousness over waterfront land that has sat for generations, it might be better to get ticked over the viable stuff, like Greatbatch leaving the hostile climes of Clarence for Texas or even more locally when Children’s Hospital bolts the Elmwood neighborhood for the High Street Medical Collassus.

I’m not saying, don’t worry, but perhaps we could worry sooner.


One Response to “The Things We Choose to Care About”

  1. Buffalo Grumblings May 27, 2012 at 9:56p #

    I agree with you on this. I pretty much said the same thing in my blog about preserving the past while building for the future. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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