On Monday, John Isaacs, co-creator of Our Town and Imby, responded to Gossips' comments about the "re-imagining" the Public Square: "Seventh Street Park: A case of putting people before preservation." His commentary, which supports the wholesale redevelopment of the park, calls the original design of the park "a typical, run-of-the-mill town square with awkward proportions" and makes this suggestion for the fountain: "Perhaps the Hudson city fathers could find somewhere nearby for the famous fountain. The little triangle at the intersection of State, Greene [sic], and Columbia would be dandy, and nobody could miss it."
Today, Ian Nitschke responds to Isaacs, asking of the proposed redesign of the park: "How is it putting people before preservation when there is so much sentiment in Hudson, by residents and visitors alike, for preserving the irreplaceable "dictionary of American architecture" that survived the ravages of destruction that other cities have suffered over the last 200 years?" Nitschke's response appears in the comment on Isaacs' post.
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