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Central Park
Symphony Woods plan shouldn't rely on novelty [Letter]

Creating a long-term vision for Symphony Woods is to be applauded. However, I feel the Inner Arbor's vision is inappropriate. Architectural plans and supporting rhetoric are limited in their ability to express the reality of what is being proposed. The Inner Arbor's vision is totally dependent on novelty, the challenging size of proposed improvements and the carnival nature of the forms and uses that dominate and trivialize the natural setting. Imagine the Caterpillar, the world's longest metal structure, three football fields in length, snaking its way through the park. Imagine a 300-foot long picnic table covered with artificial turf cutting through the center of the park....