Wings of Freedom and other waterfront development

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Submitted by briansd1 on February 15, 2012 - 1:46pm

What do you think of the Wings of Freedom and the other proposed projects for the waterfront?

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/nov/17/ori...

Submitted by briansd1 on February 15, 2012 - 1:48pm.

Ugly and will block views, IMO.

I do like closing off Harbor to traffic and turning it into a park.

Submitted by Hatfield on February 15, 2012 - 2:06pm.

I think the wings are hideous. Even the artist who originally designed them has disavowed the project. I'm also tired of the UT front page turning into a vehicle for fluffing Manchester's latest waterfront redevelopment hardon.

That said, I'm all for any project that reunites downtown with the waterfront. From that perspective, the location of the current convention center is awful. Even from inside the convention center you can't see the bay. They should have built the thing elsewhere. That ship has sailed, unfortunately, and now they want to expand the thing.

Submitted by briansd1 on February 15, 2012 - 2:10pm.

We are in agreement on this Hatfield.

The convention center location sucks. What a waste of prime waterfront. It's a gigantic walling off of downtown from the bay.

Submitted by sdduuuude on February 16, 2012 - 12:11am.

Hey, if it is privately funded, I'm all for whatever the heck they want to put there. If the taxpayers are footing the bill, I'm thinking they may want to buy-down some debt instead.

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