by Duluth News Tribune
August 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
There seems to be consensus, even if it’s not quite unanimous: Leave blank the 35 or so arches that line the lower stretch of Duluth’s Piedmont Avenue.
Tags: arts, Editorials, Life, Lincoln Park, MnDOT, Opinion, Our view, piedmont, Transportation 7 Comments »
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Apparently? Not quite unanimous? I have rarely seen a discussion here so unified in support of a single view, and that is that painting those arches was a dumb idea. DNT, if you want suggestions about how to improve our city, ASK THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE (not our summer visitors who live in the dorms at UMD).
Any thought of painting/murals should be immediately rejected simply based on that fiasco on the hillside.
There’s real news DNT. Let’s talk about that. This was never an issue.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 18 2
I am not a NIMBY and am usually in favor of creative or new projects for the community, but in this case, the arches are already artistic, why do some people feel the need to color in random space just because they can? It is good we are having this discussion and realizing it won’t work now, so that this doesn’t end up looking like the Hillside graffiti that no one stood up against before it was approved.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 16 1
Maybe we should each grab a can of spray paint and go beautify the News Tribune building. You know…stir the pot.
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When taking US-53 to or from Miller Mall, I have to pay attention to make sure I’m in the correct lane and don’t follow Piedmont where it separates from US-53. I pay particular attention coming downhill to merge into I-35 North, rather than entering I-35 South or the lane to I-535 North. I admire the arches as I pass them, but I’d hate the unsafe distraction of dozens of murals competing for my attention as I pass them at the speed limit.
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Our View: We win! There will be no destroying of the arches on our watch!
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Good! Now lets make sure the arches are left alone, and get on with other issues, like the Grafitti on the Hillside. That’s got to GO!
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