Tuesday Talk: Why abandon the Metrodome?
By now, most Minnesotans have seen the Metrodome’s roof collapse video. Despite the dramatic images, it appears crews will make the roof repairs quickly and the Metrodome will soon be ready for football. While legislators say the collapse will have little effect on speeding up new stadium talks, some folks will use this incident to try and fast track the debate. If the Metrodome is a structurally sound building, why abandon it?
It seems that every 30 years or so the public has to make a new investment in a wildly expensive, disposable public building. Why do policy makers think this kind of economic development moves Minnesota forward?