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Five reasons to vote no

Dear Editor:

Why you should vote no on ballot issue No. 1.

1) Tearing down a city-owned building and replacing it with a 30,000-square-foot museum is neither “green” nor part of a “sustainable environment.”

2) Construction on this site will incur years of traffic, dust and noise in an already-crowded construction zone.

3) Hiring a “contemporary” architect, Shigeru Ban, and creating “modernistic” architecture will lead to the further “urbanification” of a rural ski resort.

4) We already have 80 art galleries between Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale. We have a wonderful local artist group at the Red Brick and a traveling art show in September at Wagner Park.

5) The Aspen Art Museum has a wonderful facility, great parking, and should take a lesson from ACES, their small-scale neighbor. If you want to have a “great” facility, you create it by working within the community, not by “overwhelming” it with an edifice.

David Amory


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