Comment of the Day: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

COMMENT OF THE DAY: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB “I used to get worked up about these teardowns, but it doesn’t do any good. Besides, I’m not originally from Houston, I don’t have any roots here, and with any luck, a year from now I’ll be living elsewhere. If a few Houstonians can trash this city and get away with it, then the city deserves it.” [JTM, commenting on Daily Demolition Report: Ran Overbrook]

6 Comment

  • JTM, I’ll care for you. I am not a Houston native, but my kid is.

  • The term “trash” is purely opinion though.

  • Don’t let the door hit you…

  • I’ll be sure not to, Bill. But I find it baffling that the majority (or at least the most visible) opinion in Houston equates old with dilapidated,run down, or outdated. And judging by what occured at the Menil yesterday, that attitude is pervasive in every aspect of Houston’s culture.

    Additionally, what does it say when the gratuitous, wasteful destruction of buildings in this city is a sign of a healthy economy?

  • We’re a subtropical city with shifting, poor drainage soils building toothpick houses for the most part. Everything works against preservation here. Granted, some things get knocked down that could have been saved, but there’s alot of deterioration that can take place if any neglect sets in.

    In most other tropical areas, similar trends occur. Build cheap and easy to demolish because that’s the inevitable end result. Some things are worth preserving, but many things aren’t.

  • Yes JTM, what happened at the Menil is clearly representative of the City’s population as whole. Did some girl/guy reject you at a bar in Houston recently?