From the article:
Winter might’ve been mild, but it sure played a harsh number on the controversial “Town Square” art project in the Argyle Street empty lot.
NSCAD grad Scott Saunders dressed and posed more than a hundred dummies in the pit of the former Chronicle-Herald building on Argyle Street. He got $5,000 from HRM’s Open Projects program.
I’m all for urban art projects. But usually that’s with the aim to, you know, beautify the area.
But I don’t want to pick on the art installation (although it does indeed look like a mass grave right now).
I’d rather pick on the gaping hole on one of Halifax’s most foot-traveled streets (owing to the large number of restaurants and pubs, and soon to be patios).
Can we not do anything with this site prior to it actually getting developed? How about some temporary green space or a community garden? Heck even a parking lot would look nicer, not to mention be more functional. Surely the last thing we need in the middle of the city is a pit of despair.