Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sad Article - Last Carnegie Hall Tower Resident Moving Out


I was so sad to read this article today about the last elderly residents of Carnegie Hall Towers having to move out to make way for a $200 million dollar renovation and a "new and improved" plan for use of the building. How sad that these artists, many who have lived more than 40 years in the building are now being moved from the home they loved at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. We really don't appreciate the value and wisdom of age and experience and our debt to those of our parents and grandparents generation. As the article makes clear, we also don't value our architectural heritage either, since some of the renovations will do away with many unique architectural elements of the towers, built in the 1890's by industrialist Andrew Carnegie.
Click HERE to read the entire article.

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