For many years the city of Ann Arbor has been discussing proposals for a new development on a key site in the downtown next to the city’s library. The current proposal is for a massive mixed-use structure with a plaza in front. Ilene and I wrote a letter to City Council expressing our concerns with the current design. We have attached the letter here as a pdf.
It was interesting and exciting to see our book, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles and Practices, translated into Korean. The illustrations are familiar, but the narrative is incomprehensible, so we are not sure how good the translation might be, but hope it is representative of the English version. In any case, we are pleased to see it being used in another culture.