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  • Lionel
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Oh, the London Eye(sore)? Yeaaah, not really a good argument for unbridled ''development.'' Development is fine, but it has to be smart and conform to the requirements of the City, not the other way around.

  • Telling it like it is
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Okay Lionel...you don't like that example, well let see what examples I can venture up....

    There was the Millennium dome, yes, it's designed purpose a flop but now it's the O2 arena, currently the most widely used concert venue in the world.

    Or how about the Millennium Bridge in London, or how about on-going construction of the new Chunnel station located at the London 2012 Olympic Park in East London.

    Oh, I know, how about Canada tower located in London's docklands, now major business hub in a once useless dockland area.

    Oh, how about the Eiffel Tower. Most Parisians hate the iconic tower the rest of the world loves.

    Hmm...how about Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

    Hmm...how about the Hong Kong International Airport located on a man made island.

    Either downtown becomes an area of businesses and fortune 500 companies or tell these guys to move out and turn downtown into ye olde st. john's where the city hires people to dress in 19th century garb and speak in ye olde english.

    I'm sure donovans in mount pearl would gladly welcome Suncor Energy, Chevron and Exxon Mobil to set up shop there.

  • sniff sniff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Saucy Face from St. John's, Nl writes: The Way We Were did you read that headline Shannie, Peg. Mary Walsh and Ronnie Hynes? It's the way were were, not they way we are now ... Too bad you can't smell the garbage and horse manure on the streets or the disease of those 'quaint' years when you look at the pictures, because that would really make you nostalgic. ===================================================================================

    Don't forget the 'honey buckets'.

  • Telling it like it is
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    I'm all for preserving one's heritage, but when the Houses of Parliment in London, which FYI has been used since 1036, however the most current structure was not built until 1857 can have one of the world's largest observation wheels in the world across the River Thames from it (London Eye)....then you've got to realise the view of a harbour full of human waste is not probably such a big deal.

    Get over yourselves and allow for the continued development of North Amercia's oldest city.

  • Justin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    LOL. You're a riot, Taxpayer II. Hey, look behind you. Somone's dissing Danny Williams. Sic him, boy!

  • Saucy Face
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    The Way We Were did you read that headline Shannie, Peg. Mary Walsh and Ronnie Hynes? It's the way were were, not they way we are now ... Too bad you can't smell the garbage and horse manure on the streets or the disease of those 'quaint' years when you look at the pictures, because that would really make you nostalgic.

  • I. P. Freely
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    I think I see Shannie there standing next to Frank. LOL

  • Lionel
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Oh, the London Eye(sore)? Yeaaah, not really a good argument for unbridled ''development.'' Development is fine, but it has to be smart and conform to the requirements of the City, not the other way around.

  • Telling it like it is
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Okay Lionel...you don't like that example, well let see what examples I can venture up....

    There was the Millennium dome, yes, it's designed purpose a flop but now it's the O2 arena, currently the most widely used concert venue in the world.

    Or how about the Millennium Bridge in London, or how about on-going construction of the new Chunnel station located at the London 2012 Olympic Park in East London.

    Oh, I know, how about Canada tower located in London's docklands, now major business hub in a once useless dockland area.

    Oh, how about the Eiffel Tower. Most Parisians hate the iconic tower the rest of the world loves.

    Hmm...how about Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

    Hmm...how about the Hong Kong International Airport located on a man made island.

    Either downtown becomes an area of businesses and fortune 500 companies or tell these guys to move out and turn downtown into ye olde st. john's where the city hires people to dress in 19th century garb and speak in ye olde english.

    I'm sure donovans in mount pearl would gladly welcome Suncor Energy, Chevron and Exxon Mobil to set up shop there.

  • sniff sniff
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    Saucy Face from St. John's, Nl writes: The Way We Were did you read that headline Shannie, Peg. Mary Walsh and Ronnie Hynes? It's the way were were, not they way we are now ... Too bad you can't smell the garbage and horse manure on the streets or the disease of those 'quaint' years when you look at the pictures, because that would really make you nostalgic. ===================================================================================

    Don't forget the 'honey buckets'.

  • Telling it like it is
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    I'm all for preserving one's heritage, but when the Houses of Parliment in London, which FYI has been used since 1036, however the most current structure was not built until 1857 can have one of the world's largest observation wheels in the world across the River Thames from it (London Eye)....then you've got to realise the view of a harbour full of human waste is not probably such a big deal.

    Get over yourselves and allow for the continued development of North Amercia's oldest city.

  • Justin
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    LOL. You're a riot, Taxpayer II. Hey, look behind you. Somone's dissing Danny Williams. Sic him, boy!

  • Saucy Face
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    The Way We Were did you read that headline Shannie, Peg. Mary Walsh and Ronnie Hynes? It's the way were were, not they way we are now ... Too bad you can't smell the garbage and horse manure on the streets or the disease of those 'quaint' years when you look at the pictures, because that would really make you nostalgic.

  • I. P. Freely
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    I think I see Shannie there standing next to Frank. LOL