Friday, June 04, 2010

Perfect Symbolism

In what must be an example of perfect symbolism, the NY Times is reporting that excavation at the site of City Hall reveals that the city's first almshouse likely stood there-and underscores the synergy between the original and the current occupant of the land; since the first use housed the poor; and the one there now drives us to that condition.

Just a coincidence? Perhaps: "A hole outside City Hall is the site of an archaeological dig this week. Workers have been testing to determine the age of an underground wall unearthed during the construction of a subbasement utility vault. The Landmarks Preservation Commission says that the wall appears to date from the 18th or early 19th century and may have been associated with the First Almshouse, a poorhouse that stood on the site from 1736 to 1797."