C100 Testimony USCFA West Heating Plant

Sally Berk

The fact that the Heating Plant is significance as a familiar landmark is, unfortunately, under-appreciated. One of the primary purposes of preservation is to retain those layers of history that tell the story of a place.  Most of us thrill to the bold presence of a power plant when we approach a new city; or encounter one while exploring a city. The power plant represents the vitality of the city.  And whether or not it remains as a source of power, it does, indeed, remain a source of pride and a lesson in history.  The proposal before you today, defaces that iconography.