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Improved for Accuracy: The New Lawrence Public Library Rendering
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Isn't there room for some nice cushioned benches in the entryway for the homeless to sleep on? The donation meters could be placed in there too.
It is still in a conceptual stage so the benches could be added in prior to finalization. That is an idea worth considering since the project is only $1 million over budget. The goal is probably to keep the overage within $4 million over budget.
ROFL, and don't forget shopping cart racks so they can park them and lock them up.
Oh, and PLEASE put in some washing machines in the bathrooms so they can wash their clothes. You could have disposable hospital gowns for them to wear while their clothes are washing.
+1. Although, I think you left too many non-homeless in this picture. :)
You could have a room with a large screen tv and reclining seats to watch movies on and nap with free popcorn.
The last time we were at the Lawrence library there were 4 or 5 guys out front passing around what appeared to be a bottle of vodka. Not even the good kind, but the kind that comes in the plastic container. I'd like to request a personalized image with these gentlemen included to remember the day at the library with my children.
In the name of community spirit, Starbucks could offer free coffee to the homeless. That way they could also put their vodka in the empty coffee cup and be a little more inconspicuous and family friendly.
The picture should include all the iconic Lawrence loonies too.
Dennis pushing his dolly in a stroller, Caveman Joe pulling his lawnmower down the street behind his bike, Crazy Rob flashing the peace sign on the corner of the street and waving at passing cars, the girl that sits downtown and rattles maracas for change, the loonies that hand out fliers about being saved, etc...
Please put in a free public phone also so the crazy ex-homeless lady that stays across the street will stop stalking me to ask if she can use my cell phone. I keep telling her no and I've tried not answering the door but she just keeps knocking louder and louder. I've started parking out back so she won't know I'm there. About ready to call the police to instruct her to stay off my property, but she does have some mental problems so that probably won't work either.
Right. Like some guy is going to be begging for spare pot when he can just steal it from salvation army donation bins.
Also, will all the homeless meters be painted red or is that mere conjecture on the part of the artist?
Donating spare pot is a matter of Goodwill: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jul...
Good God almightly, it is as if everyone here is a mindless idiot villager with torches and pichforks ready to burn the evil homeless.
I would rather live near the homeless than the heartless.
C'mon IVA- a little satire every once in awhile never hurts.
I hate to say it IVA, but I have to agree with vertigo on this one. Yes, it is a little mean, but there is more than a little truth to it too. $19 million buys the right to satirize sanitized architectural renderings.
then satarize the building, hot human beings.
That just makes you a cruel bully, nothing more.
This is called satire. The humor is in the fact that Gould chose to sanitize their renderings and only show perfect people.
Are you still living oversees IVA, wasn't it Peru?
I want to see more obese people and not so pretty people in the picture! Throw in a couple of kids flinging a tantrum, a stray dog, and some people over the age of 25 who aren't homeless, please.
It is humorous because it contains several elements of truth and exploits those elements.
1. Gould chose to sanitize the rendering and only use stereotype images of acceptable people.
2. The library does have homeless and/or panhandlers standing outside of the library; a fact that any of its patrons know and experience on most visits.
3. The mayor recently suggested that excess parking meters be used as collection devices to reduce panhandling.
4. Regardless of the cost, the library will still have patrons that do not fit the cookie-cutter images of the architect's rendering.
And, finally, it is beyond funny - thanks to irony - that anyone would post this statement, "I wish I had the time to fume over dead issues and photoshop sophomoric images on teh internetz. I guess I'm just too busy being productive and sensible," while trolling.
I'd like to see at least one person wearing a T-shirt with an iron-on of a giant Tweety bird with the word "sassy" under it.
I think we all have compassion and understanding for the "truly homeless". What we don't have compassion and understanding for is the ones who are homeless and jobless by choice. If you think those people don't exist, you are deluding yourself. If offered a 40 hour a week job so they could have an apartment, they would turn you down. I find it interesting that the local officials are willing to go to great lengths to get their homeless shelter but nothing for a mental ward in the hospital.
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