EAL, AAL DAL,
Very Cool! My Match date took me ... Just wish they served wine.
The driving force in land development is the "highest and best use" principal. I can understand where it just does not make economic sense to try to rehab an 85 year old building to meet present day building codes. The entire building would have needed rewiring to accommodate the electrical needs of a commuter center. Not to mention dealing with asbestos abatement and lead based paint removal. Then there is ADA compliance, replacing the corroded galvanized water pipes, a new HVAC system, new windows to make it energy efficient. If the school had a big pot of cash it didn't know what to do with, maybe. But they don't. It's makes sense to knock it down and start over. As for leaving just the front 1/3 of the building facade standing? It will be like wearing white socks with a tuxedo. It's going to detract from the visual cohesion of the Square.
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