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Old Posted Jul 11, 2007, 2:12 AM
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It seems like if you're going to do it, then DO it. I'm not sure about this, but I imagine vintage Coney Island was just as over-the-top and audacious during its initial development in the late 19th Century as these glitzy renderings envision it for the 21st. Some of the more aggressive renderings really make it look like a psychedelic dreamscape. Isn't this the best way to preserve the spirit of the place?

The architects should open their minds as much as possible and make this place as fantastical as their imaginations allow. And fantastical doesn't mean Vegas, which is more often than not derivative and uncreative. In fact, they shouldn't even think about Vegas when they're planning.

The newest renderings are, I think, an unfortunate departure, too staid for a place that should be anything but.
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