|Transportation is erased and invisible|
So why the heck is our theater built out in rural West Salem on a State Highway???
The Pentacle is as much a creation of Eisenhower-era autoism as is the Interstate System, and its dependence on cars and car subsidy likely as great (or greater) as its dependence on "passion, love and dedication"! Its location also robs downtown of an important source of creative, intellectual, and sidewalk life.
McGilchrist and Roth Building Renovations - Time Capsule?
|Maybe there's a time capsule in the corner pier!|
|February 15, 1916|
In the corner pier of the McGilchrist building records were placed this morning which may in generations to come tell something of what was doing in Salem in February of the year 1916 Anno Domino....Anyone know whether the construction work uncovered a capsule?
Cremains Memorial at State Hospital
|Final construction on Cremains Memorial at the State Hospital|
(There doesn't seem to be a published official announcement, however.)
World War II Memorial
Analog has a place - not just for fans of vinyl and turntables! - and memorials for the dead is probably one of them. (How long will QR codes on gravestones be supported, really?) Technology is a wonderful thing, but I am dubious sometimes about certain instances of it.
Once both memorials are finished, including all the final details and punch-list items, it will be very interesting - and moving - to compare the two as public spaces and as monuments.