I’m disappointed in the city of Atlanta and probably not for what you think
I’m going to take a moment to beat a dead horse and throw in my two cents as to why I am dismayed and heartbroken over the Braves move. Like the UrbanCommuter, I’m a baseball fan. I regularly attend Braves games, I’ve never had a problem with the seats, the lighting, or the parking because I take MARTA. But the reason why I’m on the “Screw the Atlanta ‘Burbs” bandwagon is this -
Why is our city so damned disposable?
We’re now slated to tear down two perfectly good, multi-million dollar pieces of infrastructure because we changed our minds about what makes an appropriate roof and how much money parking should bring in. The oldest building in this city dates back to 1992.
When you think about the iconic baseball stadiums, the ones that everyone should see before they die, they’re Fenway, Wrigley, or Camden, which, while being a relatively young ballpark, is still older than the Ted and modeled after older, iconic stadiums. “You have got to see Marlins Park,” said no one ever.
Our whole city suffers from this fallacy of tearing stuff down to build new stuff, like, I don’t know, historical churches. You know what is more fiscally sound and way better for the environment? Not throwing away perfectly good stuff.
What’s next? Demolishing the Margaret Mitchell house to build Tara? For once, Atlanta, can we keep something sacred?