I have not visited here in some time and speak as a civilian.
And while I see the trends of "commodifying public space" as David Harvey calls it in his book about the 'right to the city' I do not know if such build ups of architectural garbage such as this:
is an anachronism, just bad taste compounded by bad judgment, or moronic.
The project as proposed (which I can only criticize in places like letters to the editor of the paper) wishes to name an open space in the center of the town for a long dead celebrity of magic, Harry Houdini, who ran away from this city, Appleton Wisconsin, when he was twelve years old. Nor was he born here as local historians have recently pointed out.
The project is an outrage but I'm in here to get an opinion from a professional point of view.
PM's ok as well