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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 11:49 AM
Rynetwo Rynetwo is offline
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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown View Post
There's also the public's perception of building new vs. rehabbing. Even if the two options theoretically were to come to the exact same cost, in the public's eye it would look better to rehab an old building than to build a new, attention-grabbing skyscraper. People (even a vocal minority) would say, "Why are you wasting the public's money building a shiny new building for yourselves and making our bills go up?" Then more people would hear that outcry and jump on the bandwagon, causing a headache for CPS. So by rehabbing an old building, they avoid that scenario altogether. It's politics, but politics is largely about perception.
Agree 100% with you and SKW above.

Btw do people not realize how ugly these buildings were? This will look like two new buildings.
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