Michael Hamilton



July, 2018

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Supported a comment by Alex Takasugi on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Alex Takasugi
I would like to see thought and effort put into preventing bird collisions with all the glass window space. The American Bird Conservancy has ideas here: https://abcbirds.org/program/glass-collisions/learn-more/ Check out the "Resources for Architects, Planners and Develpers" section.
Supported a comment by Mary A Glen on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Mary A Glen
I am all in favor of the new library, and of moving The Cabin to accommodate it. There is plenty of room in Julia Davis for The Cabin. Students would maintain access to museums, zoo, nature, etc.
Supported a comment by Jared O. on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Jared O.
OK, thought experiments are fun! The structures you mentioned are located where they are because their purpose required it, aren't they? The Statue of Liberty is the gateway to America in New York. The Boise Depot is on the railroad near to Boise's downtown. Historically the purpose of the cabin was a municipal building, right? Did its location on the river ever provide a required component in its function? Historically, could the function of the building have been fulfilled elsewhere? As you said earlier, the current purpose of the building, the non-profit, could also be fulfilled elsewhere. So if the historic purpose didn't require the location and the current purpose doesn't require the location, what intrinsic piece of history would we lose by moving the structure?

Thanks for the thoughts!
Supported a comment by Mike Turner on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Mike Turner
I'm in favor of moving the Cabin and the new design, here is why... I am a supporter of the Cabin organization, and love what they do for the community. My kids have taken workshop classes there. My wife has taught classes there and was even a member of their board for a period of time. But I fully support moving the building. Parking is always a nightmare. The building itself is not what makes it valuable to the community, it's the organization behind it, and appears the leadership of the Cabin is in full support of moving the cabin to more favorable location. I love the new library design. The current main library is a dinosaur. I like how the City found creative ways to fund the project without having to raise taxes. I believe many folks who have concerns about the project now, will ultimately be extremely happy and proud of the new addition to our awesome city. This is the type of growth I love to see, because I believe it only enriches our community.
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago