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Midmorning: Bridge design and reporter John Burns
Posted at 7:48 AM on August 15, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
The public will have a chance to weigh in on the preliminary I-35W bridge design at hearings this week. But some think this is too late to have real impact on what the bridge will look like or to make changes such as where the light rail line will be. At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller takes a look at the design process with guests Peter Bell, chairman of the Metropolitan Council;
J. Richard Capka, a federal highway administrator put in charge of the I-35W project; and Minneapolis City Council member Paul Ostrow, who represents Ward 1.
At 10 a.m., Kerri's guest is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bureau chief who comes home after five years of reporting from Iraq. The New York Times' John Burns will share his hopes for the country, journalists covering the war, and the wife he leaves behind in Baghdad.
The comparisons to the 9/11 attack, the Pearl Harbor attack, Viet Nam war dead, and others seemed altogether inappropriate yesterday.
No elaborate memorial is desirable or necessary.
Let the new bridge be distinctive, beautiful and functional... a tribute to those who died in the collapse, to the rescue and recovery teams, and a symbol of connection and mutual dependence for Minnesotans.
Posted by Don Kastella | August 15, 2007 9:15 AM