Friday, April 25, 2014

Silver Spring MD Transit Center Demolition Special

The 'Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center'

Built stupidly upon the legitimate right of way of the vital North Central Freeway in downtown Silver Spring Maryland, this Transit Center boondoggle is 5x over budget ($26 million to $120 million), ridden with improper concrete construction, and may have to be torn down anyway.  It stands as a temporary monument of the 'if it's transit it has to be good/highways bad' without regard to design mentality.  Tear it down!

Also includes senseless real estate development encroachment upon the North Central Freeway right of way directly alongside the B&O Metropolitan Branch railroad corridor- a project politically botched during the 1960s near and following the assassination of the U.S. President who supported it, John F. Kennedy.