Turn Banks into Libraries
I've returned from a jaunt to New England. My wife and I took a trip to her alma mater, The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. The school has taken a bank in the city and converted it into a library and dormitories for undergraduates. Not to burden anyone with my political opinions, but this is something that should happen in every city. Ponderous multi-story spaces with columns galore and marble to spare were ably converted into a surprisingly warm and welcoming environment.