The Planetarium was a nice idea, but it made people nauseous and would give you a killer kink in your neck.The paving over of the fountain was the second WORST thing the Cult. Center people (mostly suburbanites I bet) have done, the destruction of Manning Ct. being the most egregious.The new FIA is ABSOLUTELY amazing, but just think about how much better it would be with the fountain and a few studios/artist-in-residence/offices on Manning Ct. So it goes in Flint, one step forward two steps back.
Too wild. I actually worked at the Planetarium part time as an usher/technician while I was in high school in 1979. It was pretty nice back then.
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