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Letter: A landmark
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Dear Editor,

Covington's downtown Square is a landmark.

The Statue of Liberty is a landmark.

Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama is a landmark.

The Louvre' in France is a landmark.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a landmark.

The Cliffs of Dover in England is a landmark.

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a landmark

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England is a landmark.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a landmark.

The Pyramids in Giza, Egypt are landmarks.

Now, you see all these landmarks have some degree of permanence, strength and longevity — most being at least a hundred and some hundreds of years old.

I want you to look at these landmarks and tell me if you really think any of them could actually be improved by the construction of a stupid wooden gazebo which may last 40 or 50 years. Only an idiot would pick one and say, "Yes, this one."

According to the dictionary, a landmark is “a structure (as a building) of unusual historical and usually aesthetic interest; especially one that is officially designated and set aside for preservation."

Now, based upon these factual tidbits, do you see anywhere that describes a potential enhancement of our recognizable landmark here on the Covington Square by the addition of a stupid GAZEBO, designed by Covington’s Planning and Zoning Director Randy Vinson?

Oh, and PS; the voting public … They hate it. Just thought you should know that also.

Samuel M. Hay, III