David Klinger



July, 2018

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Commented on Main Library Campus 3 years, 8 months ago
Perhaps there will be some leftover construction materials from the forthcoming “beautiful concrete wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border that might be diverted to Boise to guarantee the security of “The Cabin” in its new water-saturated site. Or a moat could be dug. There’s no end to imaginative, over-engineered solutions when money is endless, green space can be sacrificed, and history doesn’t matter anymore.
Commented on Main Library Campus 3 years, 9 months ago
I think we have sufficient “shining icons” in Boise in the form of a river, some foothills, and a wonderful populace, thank you. A Massachusetts architect’s “vision” for our city cannot embelish on the intrinsic values of our community. You have to live here to understand here.
Supported a comment by Tammy Bixby on Main Library Campus 3 years, 9 months ago
Tammy Bixby
for so many years we have watched the destruction and removal of so many of our storical landmarks and wonder where they are today. There was an article I read that stated hollowell the director of Parks and recreation sister collecting mothballs in basements. Are they going to bury our cabin too?
Commented on Main Library Campus 4 years ago
Left unspoken in the City of Boise’s reply to this question is the fact that “working with an adjacent property on plans for a parking garage” translates into tearing down another historic structure across the street that currently houses an elementary school (the Foothills School) to build yet another parking garage in our downtown core that’s sterile and goes dead at night. The “City of Trees” must not become “The City of Parking Garages”.
Supported a comment by Jerry Brady on Main Library Campus 4 years ago
Jerry Brady
Go Kathy and Diane Plastino Graves, above! The problem here is The Cabin is plain and unassuming while the great architect's library is expected to be not just a place for readers and learners but a shining icon of a growing city. I've not seen the library's design, although I'm excited about what's ahead. But preserving The Cabin in it's place, unpretentious and ordinary as it is, would be precisely the point: we haven't outgrown ourselves and gotten too big for our heritage.
Commented on Main Library Campus 4 years, 2 months ago
Thr sad reality is that the absence of sufficirnt parking in this library design will force the demolition of thr Foothills School building, just for thr construction of yet-another downtown parking deck to service the library. Too much “events center/library” being squeezed into too small a parcel of land hemmed in on three sides by major streets and a river. Poor siting will forever doom this oversized project to being a hard-to-reach venue that most Boiseans will avoid.