opinion: Tearing down library building would further show America's wastefulness
Yes, only in America would a perfectly usable building be torn down. In other countries, it would probably be standing many decades from now.
I have been on all floors of the downtown library, and I am impressed with the solid feeling of the building and the layout in general. I never experienced any difficulty regarding accessibility.
I have read nothing that convinces me that what appears to be a perfectly sound building should be razed to the ground. Are the foundations crumbling? Is the building falling apart? Are the patrons clamoring for a new building? Has a survey been done? Has the board obtained an impartial expert opinion, apart from that from an architect with a vested interest?
Personally, I am outraged at the utter wastefulness of this ill conceived and totally unnecessary destruction. To repeat . . . only in America!
Stuart J Baggaley