Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Behold The Behemoth


They're building a dry stack boat storage facility at the harbor. This is the state of construction on the 6th of this month.


This is what the project looked like this afternoon...they've put up a lot of steel this week. This is the first project in the harbor development plan that has gotten off the ground. It's been touted as a wonderful thing and many folks hold great expectations that it will bring a lot of revenue into the city's coffers. Progress?...I suppose so if progress is measured in strictly fiscal terms. But if you measure progress by more aesthetic values, this would seem to be a big step backwards to me. The city is trying to promote tourism and I guess lots of people will avail themselves of the convenient storage for their weekend toys. If you want to attract visitors to the area, why would you put something like this in the only area within the town proper that has any unique appeal? This thing is going to be butt ugly and will spoil any coastal charm and character that the harbor might have. It may not be the biggest eyesore that the town has ever seen but it'll be darned close...just sayin'.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh just wait John...The first good Hurricane to come through will shred that ugly behemoth to pieces...it's about as bad as electric wires and poles, ugh!! I feel your pain! ~Wen

shutterflycutie said...

O the pain, the agony! We can hope it will go down with the first storm. It would have made more sense to put this piece of art at the Ransom Harbor and keep this harbor for restaurants and such, a walking trail along the water's edge, etc. Or, at least, build this on the IC side so that your first site of the harbor is not this thing blocking the harbor view! I suppose next they will put up a 30 story hotel....