Letter to the editor: On reconsidering the new bookstore design

April 13, 2016 by Patrick Quinn

To the Editor:

In relation to the new college bookstore design revealed in the Record: If this is the best the College can come up with – it is a sorry state [“Designs for new Spring Street Bookstore surface,” Mar. 16, 2015]. The design of the building looks more like any urban area corner branch bank or CVS and appears to be a cookie cutter design that does not enhance any location except possibly a blighted urban block. Spring Street deserves better, and if this is the architectural firm designing the new Williams Inn, you might as well propose a strip mall. Difference can be a positive but please, just because it is “different” doesn’t make it work. I would hope that the College will go back and reexamine this design and come up with something better that we all can appreciate and that fits into the character of the town.

Patrick Quinn

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