Plaza Report: March 16, 12:39 PM

The skating rink, she is no more! Now the hordes of pedestrians that justify the plaza’s permanent ¬†closure will have free rein! I can’t wait.

(There’s a bonus picture of the cute little tractor after the jump, for those of you who like such things.)

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

7 thoughts on “Plaza Report: March 16, 12:39 PM”

  1. I like the way those wave-like structures appear to be guarding the attractive buildings behind them. From dangers. Like being looked at.

  2. awwwww….! nice tractor!!
    and i agree with Aidan: “from being looked at”!! sheesh!

  3. I can’t be the only person who sees a distinct prison motif here. The wavy bits, the braces, it looks like downtown is surrounded by a gigantic electric fence. Is it some kind of cruel jest by the city, their way of saying YOU’RE STUCK IN THIS DREARY HOLE FOREVER MUHUHAHAHAHAHA. Ugh. So glad I don’t have to live in Regina now. Why does the city bother? Downtown is never going to be anything other than a void, no matter how many plazas you put up. People won’t go downtown when their options for activity are limited to A. watching the gummint workers on one of their 29 daily smoke breaks and 2 watching private security guards beat up anyone who makes the mistake of being downtown and not being white. Although, from what I have not yet forced myself to forget of Regina the second option might attract a crowd.

  4. Tractor?

    Anyhoo why spend fuel clearing/ moving snow when solar power will melt it all away by Sunday.

  5. I haven’t got a fn clue how to add a youtoobe clipe here. but ; Here Comes the Sun : George Harrison wrote it, and it might be a bit “religious”, still, it’s a good song.

  6. @Dan:

    Moving to whatever fabulous place you live in now doesn’t seem to have made you less bitter and negative.

  7. Dan is not alone. If you do a GIS for Auschwitz, the first result is the apparent design model for this space. How anyone can look at this plaza and not see concentration camp/gulag is, frankly, beyond me.

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