Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Prince and the or Pauper

The casino news of late is focused on the proposed changes Don Barden is making to save money on the construction of the Majestic Star. A lot of those changes have to do with the casino's river frontage and aesthetics. Unsurprisingly, the Riverlife Task Force has taken umbrage to these ideas.

What history is relevant? A lot. I am surprised this did not get more coverage a couple months ago. Last March was the 20 year anniversary of the visit to Pittsburgh of Prince Charles. It made a lot of news at the time and since. One of his big messages was that we needed to reopen access to the rivers by our communities. Read the New York Times coverage of his main speech when in town. More in depth coverage of the Prince's visit to the burgh was in Pgh Magazine way back when.


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