Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sweet Jane

The Albany Street Empress has expired.

It was a good run.

Update: Fine NYT article.


Anonymous Paper monkey said...

Oh Jane.... sweet sweet Jane... Why is it that planners as a whole put so much weight in the opinions of people who have no clue as to what the orderly development of a city should be? Yes, it would be lovely to have pedestrean oriented (and scaled) mixed us development in the core but then you would have downtown Detroit.... 'nuff said. I'll refrain from defaming the dead but perhaps now the planners of the world can pull their heads out of their asses and find a new flavour of the month. Lets give Andres Douaney a rest too... How about we give some lovin' back to Ebenezer Howard or stay with the non-planner love fest and throw a little at Frederick Law Olmstead.. at least then we might get some green space back in the core...

I think I just heard Cap thug sighing from here...

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Capitalist Thug said...

The possability exists that Jane the Late Icon will be more damming and all powerful in the minds of planners than Jane the Aged intelligencia battleaxe.

Lets hope the lemmingminded planners of the world use this opportunity to think for themselves as opposed to flocking to the next flava flav of the month and making Janes many good ideas be more overbearing and overburdening on their though process in death than they were in life.

Alls the same, JJ was an icon of planning and urban thought, but anyone who asks WWJD in relation to an application should be summarily fired and never allowed to call themselves a professional planner again. Professional my ass, make your own decision based on experience and knowledge, and the knowledge of what Jane thinks is supposed to be part of your asenal of thought, not all of it.

3:53 PM  

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