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It's in a flood plain, all right

May 30 2003 at 9:40 PM
David "Spa Guy" Beers  (Login Cervezas)
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That's Fountain Creek that passes right in front of it, and Williams Creek comes in from the North (through a new culvert system) at that spot. But the building was so over-engineered in the '20s that it withstood a 100-year flood with basically nothing but cosmetic damage. That place will take some serious explosives to demolish.

It's true that in the abstract a park would be nice there, but most of the political pressure right now is for more parking, not open space.

I really love the building--even more so since I got the chance to walk around in it last week. It has incredible views and tons of sunlight pouring in through all those windows and skylights. And the 17' ceilings with those massive posts and beams gives it a feeling that you never have with a new building. And don't you think that European red-tiled roof is beautiful? It would be a shame to tear it down.


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