Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Youth for Christ Building
It is almost guaranteed that City Hall will come up with an idea that will cost lots of money, appear to have to no planning behind it and that requires an instant decision. And so it goes with the Youth For Christ building that is planned for Higgins and Main.
There has been some debate about all of this in the last days but I have to agree with what many people have said: Where is the process? Quite honestly, there isn't one. Expect to see more of these sudden announcements because there is in plan ay City Hall.
Now...on to the design of the building. Ew. It looks like a new victim for taggers to paint their names on. It is not in the least friendly to Main Street. A mugging can happen outside the fortress walls and no one would know since the building is inward looking rather than outward looking.