February 13, 2015

I-81: The Beast

"The Beast" from the 20th floor of the Crowne Plaza Syracuse.

February 11, 2015

Let's Get Busy

Welp, it's only been about a year since the last post here on Salt City Critique. It feels much longer. Not much has changed on my end, but I did move from Downtown into the lovely residential neighborhood of Tipperary Hill recently. My seven years spent Downtown were fantastic and that neighborhood made it very easy to fall in love with (specifically the close proximity to awesome food). Perhaps a post on what I learned and how the neighborhood changed from 2007-2014 is on deck soon.

For now, I've decided to reboot the blog due to the I-81 discussion heating up as of late. Check out ReThink81's boulevard renderings (which look fantastic!) and see what Centro's Executive Director had to say on how his company will handle any possible solution. Those are some big points for the boulevard. Meanwhile, all is quiet from Save81.

In the meantime, let's kick things back into gear with a presentation by James Howard Kunstler from the TED: Ideas Worth Spreading conference in 2004 in Monterey, CA. (Video contains harsh language)

January 4, 2014

Goethe-Schiller Monument

"It is through beauty that we arrive at freedom."
- Friedrich Schiller

"Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

[Goethe-Schiller Monument wikipedia page]