Monday, February 13, 2006

Gone, soon forgotten

I'm not a fan of tearing down all the old buildings, even if it is what we do in Charlotte. But this building at the corner of Hawthorne and Fifth has always been an eyesore. I remember taking pregnancy classes with my wife in that building in 1994. The rooms were always either too cold or too hot. The elevators were slow and creaky. There was a total lack of charm throughout. I know it's not nice to speak ill of the dead. But this one probably shouldn't have lived as long as it did. Will its replacement last?


Anonymous said...

What is going there?

John McBride said...

A construction worker said he thought it was going to be a parking garage. I think he's right, if I can read this the site map right. I don't like parking garages -- they're big, ugly and lifeless. But I guess that's the price we pay for progress, and I think the Elizabeth Avenue plan is progress, especially if we get a movie theater.