Friday, April 30, 2010

If Downtown Is Truly A 'Heart', OKC Was Given A Monstrous Pacemaker

In this film, Oklahoma City's downtown area in the 1960's is likened to the heart of the metropolis. If this were true, and the cancerous analogy continued, we would have to admit that the solution was not one of aesthetic concern.

While in retrospect we can certainly understand their concerns and ambitions, we must admit that too much was lost in this blind frenzy to "modernize" Oklahoma City. Precious historic landmarks were lost to mid-century modern monstrosities lacking in soul and character. It's good to see now a greater understanding for the importance of history.

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