Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Why does City Hall tolerate AT&T's poorly landscaped corporate indifference opposite Breakwind at 510 E. Spring Street?

That's right. The property still is listed under the Indiana Bell moniker, although the name hasn't been used since 1993, which appears to be the last time anyone working there thought about how utterly slumlord their property appears.

It's a nice view for the prospective tenants of The Breakwind Lofts at Duggins Flats, across the one-way interstate-speed arterial that supposedly is slated for two-way traffic, though in this benighted burg, the best advice is to believe nothing until you see it with your own two eyes.

I took a few snaps of the rubble in front of AT&T -- the scrawny bushes, tree stumps, exposed black plastic, rusty faded signs, random fence poles ... and in back, there are buckets of cigarette butts contributed by the women at St. Elizabeth fleeing their smoke-free campus, and in summer, lots of shimmering hot asphalt on all sides.

It's something to be proud of, AT&T. It makes the city look so much better. When I become dictator, remind me to nationalize the utility monopolies -- and can someone find me a nice wall for roll call?

Apart from all that, here's something weird. The Google street view from September, 2015 has me in it.

I probably was Tweeting about the ugliness of AT&T's property, but boy, what a nice Panama hat and campaign tee. It improves the whole scene, don't you think?


w&la said...

Perhaps your headline question can be answered in this way:

City Hall sets the tone by cutting down trees and letting sidewalks and corner drains deteriorate.

The planners of the apartment complex fell into the trap of gazing only at the architectural rendering and not taking a moment to consider the view from the windows of the units.

Where are the trees? At this point, the best the city can do is plant skinny, spindly examples. Where's the Tree Board's plan to help the city move ahead?

bwsmithna said...

That could be anybody. *lol*