Toon on target
Kudos to Joel Pett on his June 11 "counterpointe" to pretension cartoon. What a winner.
Marion Gregory Graves
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Let's keep the grass
Lexington, take a good look at the cityscape as viewed across the green space created from a failed CentrePointe development.
See the lines of beautiful, historic architecture, the magnificent symphony of lines in the old courthouse.
Imagine the city having the courage, the daring, the foresight to condemn the block for a park area — CentrePark perhaps — so these views can be kept forever.
Think about it, seriously.
Susan and David Whitehouse
In an informal, non-scientific poll I took since the revised CentrePointe design appeared in the Herald-Leader, respondents prefer the fenced grassy area to the revised design by a ratio of four to one.
A typical response was, "If the developers can't be more artistic than grass, they should leave it in pasture."
Same old, same old
There is nothing new about the redesigned CentrePointe project. General Mills has been using the same plan for years. They call them cereal boxes.
Camilla D. Duffield
Downtown looking good
As a lifelong resident of Lexington, I think the downtown area is looking better than ever.
The completed projects — Limestone corridor and Cheapside Park — are beautiful additions. The balance of the downtown construction including Main Street, Vine Street and the Lyric Theatre, when completed, will add to the appeal.
The temporary green space that occupies the future CentrePointe site is a vast improvement over the dilapidated, asbestos-and-pigeon-infested block that no one could afford to renovate.
The Webb Companies' new design is very traditional; a good fit for downtown. When completed, the new structure will be a terrific addition.
Quite frankly, one of the most architecturally unappealing buildings in the downtown area is the warehouse-like structure of the Herald-Leader. Thank goodness for the trees in your parking lot.