Big Yellow Taxi?

So they paved Paradise and put up a parking lot…

The Old Library. Monumental.

The Old Library. Monumental.

We’re short a pink hotel but there’s plenty of boutiques and music venues. And a huge library standing empty.

Already there are plans afoot. Big plans on display.

Quite a shopping list.

Quite a shopping list.

Redrawing the map. With Letters.

Redrawing the map. With Letters.

I’m not sure I like the proposals. I’m not sure I’m entitled to a say. It’s a long time since I was a Birmingham resident. I do know that I’ll miss the familiar.

But Birmingham’s motto isn’t “Balanced development with respect for the opinions of everyone while maintaining an element of modernism.”

No, it’s “Forward”, and I think that kind of fits.

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