emp_plaza_in-the-am.jpgOnce again, Jonah at the Stranger nails it on Slog.

This time he points out, ever so subtly, how ironic it is that the Experience Music Project is citing aesthetic reasons for not wanting a skatepark adjacent to their building. Genius.

“I called SPAC chair Ryan Barth earlier this afternoon to ask what he thought about the Center’s now-scrapped plans to install the fountain at Broad Street, rather than a new skatepark. “It doesn’t surprise me,” Barth said. “I think it just goes to show that people still think skateparks are not aesthetically pleasing places. They’re wrong. [Skateparks] can be designed as a pleasing piece of public art. It doesn’t have to be a concrete monstrosity.”

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