I wondered today about the timing regarding the disclosure of IUPUI’s natatorium badly-leaky roof. A WTHR story late last week showed widespread and significant water damage, with gaping holes where wallboard has rotted out. Just a month before (almost to the day), they were getting all giddy out on West Michigan St. about the successful [...]
December 14th, 2009 1 Comment
December 11th, 2009 2 Comments
Once again we find a gem of Indianapolis architecture being allowed to fall into disrepair. This time it is the Natatorium. A report on WTHR today described the effects of a leaking roof: The leaking roof has created problems throughout the building, even the men’s locker room. “The ceiling is falling in and down and [...]
April 3rd, 2009 Comments Off
It’s impossible to make sense out of Mayor Ballard’s decision to speak to the closed-door committee regarding the CIB having gone bust thanks to their incompetence when it came to negotiating the deal for Lucas Oil Stadium and the current whining and begging from Simon and Simon, the quickly-going-broke owners of the Pacers. Mayor Ballard [...]
January 15th, 2009 Comments Off
Jimmy Irsay’s view of things: “The Wilfs can’t put $600 million into a stadium. That’s never going to happen,” Irsay said. “You’d never make it back in five lifetimes.” So what chance do we taxpayers have of making it back before the thing gets replaced in 25 years?