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Another successful sidewalk identification. Well done Paul Kuhl, corbballspieler, and Matthew Kuhl for identifying the sidewalk on Pine Street looking towards Hull Street in Irish Hill. Here we go with another round. Guesses in the comments.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Is there a reason why the article about the skate park transformed into a rant about how those opposing the ORBP are resisting “modernity”….. What a bum. That was one of the worst, most unfocused pieces the Courier has published yet. What a joke.

  2. Hawpe’s vision of ‘modernity’ is the same as Abramson’s sadly out-of-date vision of modernity: the Cordish name-brand Hard Rock Cafe and the gee whiz, ‘look at the big highway full of modrin cars zooming by’, GM Futurama world: a tarnished and empty ‘modernity’ now stale and corrupt. His call and Abramson’s call are like grandad saying, “Whoa, those Beatles are so hep!”

    It’s the 21st century, and though I’m Abramson’s age, I’m clear-eyed enough to know there is a new definition of ‘modern’ that looks cleaner and quieter and more real and humane and intimate than a world of jet-packs.

  3. Hawpe’s argument comparing the skate park and the bridges project is a huge illogical leap. His approach of “thinking big” is an outdated model that’s increasingly being replaced by “thinking smart.” In this case, thinking big produces the 23-lane tangle Downtown, which is certainly big. Hawpe is thinking “big.” Smart is another thing completely. By the logic of thinking big, everyone should trade in their bikes and hybrids for hummers. That’s thinking big.

    His idea of “fantasy” is also confusing. If the study by the KYTC that says the 8664 plan provides the same results as the bridges plan is fantasy, how can Hawpe trust anything else produced by the KYTC?

    But really, the arguments have been getting so weak that it’s a little pathetic. Often, the approach is to sling some mud riddled with ad-hominem attacks against anyone who disagrees. Call them dreamers or purveyors of fantasy. Louisville doesn’t need dreamers.

    The last time “modernity” and “build a lot of giant highways” went together was long ago in the 20th century. I would venture, even, that the skate park analogy be reversed. It was a novel idea that flew in the face of traditional notions of revitalization, yet proved a success after so many doubts. Sounds more like 8664.

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