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Amerock building ready for new vision

March 24, 2010

As the reader wrote who sent this rendering in: "The creative class of Rockford has had many visions for the Amerock Building. Almost a hundred years old, the Amerock Building was a very important part of our past and viewed by innovative visionaries as just as important to our future." Look for more visions of this keystone edifice in future issues of The Rock River Time. The central question remains, why not spend the $3 million slated by the city for demolition of the $8 million-valued building on improving the building instead? A green rooftop public garden would be unmatched for the best view in town. What about urban farming on several floors and more public performance space, with a look toward a hotel and retail on several floors in the future? Recycle. Reuse. Reclaim. Don't overburden our landfills. Image courtesy of Gary W. Anderson & Associates

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