Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Planned Ruin for the former Cathedral?

Rev. Dan Wolpert has suggested once again that we consider a "planned ruin" similar to the St. Boniface ruin in Winnipeg.  Despite our open grant for a feasibility study for an arts center, I believe this option should be considered carefully.  The difference between St. Boniface and the former Cathedral is that St. Boniface had a fire that destroyed most all of its interior and some of its exterior, whereas the Cathedral doesn't have that reason.  Still there is some sad and wistful beauty in the idea of a planned ruin as opposed to waiting for volunteers, and contributors to come forth on the idea of a Centre for the Arts in NW Minnesota or demolition by the County. Please do comment.

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