Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

That was neat.

Just got off the phone with an architect in Denver who's putting together a proposal for the GSA to construct a new building a few blocks away, and it turns out he was in town yesterday looking around at his site (which is pretty dumpy looking at the moment), as well as the rest of downtown.

He was quite impressed with what we have, which is nice. He'd never been here before and was fascinated by the amount of sound, early 20th Century highrises we have, as well as the general layout of the place. He compared it to Denver, noting that little is left of the silver-boom days that kick-started Denver's early growth, most of it having been plowed under in the urban-renewal-boom of the '60s. I noted that our poverty seems to have served us well--in a way, it's a good thing that Atlanta is close and got Atlantafied instead of us.

Anyway, it's just nice to hear the genuine surprise when impartial observers notice that it's actually pretty nice around here, and not what they had expected.

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