Mind the crack!

Now that a crack has been discovered in the dome of St. Lawrence Basilica, we know that heavy construction in the area is likely to bring down the wonderful Guastavino tiles, and perhaps the dome with it.

We don't need another hotel near one of Asheville's most famous attractions. City Council member Cecil Bothwell is right. We need a park fronting St. Lawrence. People like City Council member Marc Hunt are mistaken in thinking that another big hotel will make Asheville a better place to live. City Council should take steps to make Asheville look like Greenville, S.C., where a determined mayor, an enlightened public and corporate backing, turned a vast wasteland and swamp into the wonderful area that is downtown Greenville today.

Let's make it happen, City Council. Let's show Greenville that Asheville can become a great place for tourists and residents — even greater because we've got a better climate!

— Leonard Carrier
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Mind the crack!

  1. “heavy construction in the area is likely to bring down the wonderful Guastavino tiles”

    I guess they can fix it. Besides, is it my responsibility now to ensure that roofs don’t collapse? And is the nearby heavy highway truck and auto traffic a problem for their roof?

    “We don’t need another hotel”

    What marketing research has the writer conducted that would lead him to this conclusion? Is this a hunch or just his own personal preference?
    …………………….

    • bill smith

      ” is it my responsibility now to ensure that roofs don’t collapse?”

      I had not realized you were doing any nearby construction work.

      “And is the nearby heavy highway truck and auto traffic a problem for their roof?”

      “Heavy” traffic doesnt actually refer to the weight, tim. Just for the record.

    • bill smith

      “is it my responsibility now to ensure that roofs don’t collapse?”

      Yes.

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