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January 24, 2006

It's just sad

Not much to be said about vandalism -- it's always pointless, stupid and sad. And, of course, irritating.

Here's hoping Davenport manages to catch whoever's responsible for the latest round at the Skybridge and then imposes the maximum possible penalties.

As I've said before, the Skybridge isn't the first thing that would have come to mind if I'd been in charge of deciding how to spend $7.4 million downtown. But there it is, and however silly building it may seem, it is, well, cool.

I've been through it any number of times since it opened last summer, and there's always people --sometimes lots of people -- strolling through, enjoying the ever-changing light displays and the great views.

Controversies about the wisdom of the thing aside, it's becoming a fine asset. Now, how to protect it...?

Posted by jcb at January 24, 2006 12:53 PM


I know it's probably passe to say it, but, I simply don't get it. I'm aware that there's a certain attraction to some kids for pranks and breaking glass seems to be a perenial favorite. I guess it gives a certain bang for the buck, so to speak.
I imagine that to some kids, a pane of glass is seen as something just begging to be broken, and the larger the pane, the more the temptation. I wouldn't even attempt to fathom the psychology behind this destructive instinct.

It's truly unfortunate that there are some who actually act on these impulses. I hope they're caught and prosecuted.

Posted by: TID at January 24, 2006 11:00 PM