Why make things nice?

The boards added that whenever possible, statues had been saved, carefully wrapped and placed in storage for safekeeping, an approach that would continue until a final plan was adopted. A spokesman for the condominiums would not say where the sculptures were being stored and declined to show them to a reporter.

In the Bronx, Priceless Sculptures Are ‘Literally Being Chipped Away’ – The New York Times

There are many things I am grateful for that are available in our modern times. One thing, however, that makes me sad is the decline of whimsy in architecture and construction.

I know there are many reasons why they don’t make things like Parkchester’s terracotta sculptures, but it boggles the mind that it might be “too expensive” to restore these works of art. Boo to that, I say!

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