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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why is Downtown Minneapolis so ugly?

I know to ssc, everything is probably beautiful right now, but, I've been noticing more and more how ugly downtown Minneapolis is. Minnesota is nice, St. Paul is nice, and parts of Minneapolis like the lakes area, neighborhoods like Tangletown and along the river can be beautiful, but here in the warehouse district, and downtown in general, Minneapolis is butt ugly.

Why? Other American cities look great. Chicago is cold too, but it has trees, flowers and banners everywhere. Here, its impervious surface from the edge of one building to the edge of the other across the street. And it's not getting better from the look of the new buildings.

You would think liberals would care about public spaces more.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Why so harsh, Pencil? Surely Minneapolis has simply not spent enough money. There's more blood to squeeze from those turnip taxpayers.

4:56 PM, June 22, 2006  

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