Construction workers make real the plans of engineers and architects. Businessmen directly or indirectly pay for it and it is to serve some sort of purpose in the pursuit of making lives better. All part of what makes a civilization a civilization.
This is one of the unadvertised side effects of having an organised healthcare system, emergency response and so forth. Really stupid people now have a much higher chance of making it into adulthood where they get to advertise their stupidity in many wonderful ways.
The problem is that "dysfunctional Detroit" is an interesting American story: a large US city, once the center and symbol of US industrial might, is now a huge pile of imploding suck, a place where nothing seems to go right
Does anyone else think that Detroit may have something better to spend 5M on than a footbridge? Like schools or emergency services? I would have tagged it too. I mean, really...People Mover?
It speaks to the gulf in local cultures in the US that I can't imagine my local newspaper anyone doing something like this and then copping to it without expressing remorse
You really think a poll of the populace is going to lean pro initials carved into bridge in any significant way?
Graffiti happens at the intersection of ambition and incompetence: people want to make their mark on the world, but have no other way to do it than literally making a mark on the world.
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