cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yeah cause I know a number of people that still wish the building was torn down cause they don't get mid-century architecture.
You're right. I've heard people refer to the building as "ugly" for years, while I've always found it to be beautiful and a wonderful piece of architecture.
To be fair, Dallas let's its "Historical" buildings fall into disrepair or close to it far too often.
How can you except the general public, who tend NOT to be architecture nerds, to value something that looks like junk and has been in that state for decades (sometimes their entire lifetime)?
It's astonishing how this building, Dallas High School and countless other old buildings are left to rot.
Then when someone proposes something new the preservation society screams "Travesty!".
I don't think it's the general public or even the developer who proposes something new, that have disdain for the old. The city and property owners play a big part of what the public values.
If old buildings are treated well the community comes to value them over time. Look at how the community rallied around the Lakewood theatre.
Dallas' problem is that they cry about preserving old buildings without actually implementing preservation practices in a swift nature.
It's the biggest irony!