Tag Archives: Urbanism

In Which Kelly Pokes Gentle Fun At Alan

Alan traveled across the country to see something he could have seen in Toronto. That’s me, folks: ahead of the curve! In front of the cutting edge!!! (I’m sure this wasn’t an epiphany on Alan’s part.) (UPDATE: And now I … Continue reading

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Teetering

It’s been a while since I linked James Howard Kunstler, so do check out his October Eyesore of the Month. This is the funniest building I’ve ever seen. Share This Post

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When “Gotcha” journalism goes awry

So I’m watching Channel 2 news tonight, and they do a story on Buffalo’s waterfront development. It seems that Mayor Byron Brown has just returned from some kind of retail convention thing in Las Vegas where has was reportedly schmoozing … Continue reading

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Denver International Airport??!!

Via MeFi I see FavoriteArchitecture.org, which purports to be “America’s favorite architecture”, in which 150 buildings are listed in a ranking determined by some kind of public polling methodology. There are some very notable buildings here, but some are headscatchers … Continue reading

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Parking, parking, parking!

In this post from yesterday, I discussed my belief that parking garages need not be disastrous ugly buildings that destroy cityscapes. In comments, “Bill” responds: The problem is not the ugliness, per se– it is really more that the street … Continue reading

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River of the Monks

I recently read Bill Bryson‘s latest book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, in which Bryson recounts his experiences as a kid in 1950s America (Des Moines, IA, specifically). This was one of the more delightful reads I’ve … Continue reading

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Loops! Look at all the pretty loops!

One oddly endearing thing I always forget about when I go to Rochester, until I see it again, is the Inner Loop. This is an expressway that runs tightly around the city’s downtown core, presumably built for easy commuter access … Continue reading

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