RockHarbor wrote:As much as there is major disappointment among us, I think of HDR's recent decision kind of this way: If somebody backs out of getting married at the alter, with a huge wedding all planned around them, and everybody's dressed up, and the tall cake is ready to be cut, and the DJ is ready to play music, it is naturally disappointing to many souls when the wedding is off, but I don't blame the one who backed out. Because = It is their life ultimately, not the crowd around them. Did they have plenty of time to back out before the wedding? Yes. Would it have all been easier and less costly if they did so? Yes. But somehow, they were pulled straight forward to the wedding day, through all the nagging doubts, telling themselves they were doing the right thing, feeling pressured, probably fearing disappointing people. But, before the vows were said, they knew they had to back out, and run out of the church. So, I just try to find understanding & sympathy with everybody's feelings.
I understand what you mean here.. Looking at the decision cup half full, there is probably truth to what you're saying..
But this Decision by HDR to pull out, the lack of leadership at city hall and the stubborn self entitlement of OPA has helped to damage potential future opportunities for downtown landing another major corporate presence which adds to the sustainable day and nighttime population of the core. We want to strengthen it.. Not weaken it..
I agree with you too, that it'll be interesting to see where HDR ultimately lands. I think MTC would be the best next choice.. I think AK Village would not be the best fit for them.. I have a feeling they'll land somewhere out west in the Boystown area..
Opportunity lost for downtown Omaha...