Friday, April 22, 2011

Coincidence/Irony/Timing, Delicious Ingredients for Fireworks Displays

This should be accompanied by giant flashing letters:


WE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW CITIES WORK.
WE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW CITIES WORK.
WE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW CITIES WORK.

Perhaps, my favorite part however, is the accompanying text from the DMN:
The whole corridor has a tired, frenzied feel to it, as if the buildings themselves are worn out from fighting the traffic and smog along LBJ. Clearly improvements are called for, and the reconstruction may help transform the whole area.
Even with the defeated, "better than nuthin'" tone, the writer clearly misses the point that the tired buildings are so because we, the city and its associated real estate markets badly overvalued freeway adjacent land. We thought it meant improved access and visibility. Derp.

More of the same should fix the problem. What's that definition of insanity again?