City Council and the chamber of horrors
September 20, 2012
Before we plan more public spaces and construction projects, how about we pay a little attention to the space where all these decisions are being debated?
The basement of City Hall, and specifically the council chamber, has to be one of the most depressing architectural spaces in Aspen. It has low ceilings and artificial light, and the seating is set up to promote an adversarial exchange between the public and the council. Who in their right mind wants to go into this little dungeon and miss another fabulous sunset?
Let’s redo this space and make it more conducive to the sharing of ideas.