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Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 | Dear Scott Lewis,
On Tuesday night we attended your forum with Neil Morgan at UCSD. We were very impressed with your vast knowledge of all of San Diego’s issues.
Most importantly, you both mentioned the Broadway complex that Doug Manchester is leasing from the Navy. We understand that this week CCDC agreed to buy back a plot of land in order to have an open area by the harbor. (You just reported that the city could have had the land in 1992?)
Wouldn’t a win-win solution be if we could convince some major architects to submit designs for an historical Naval Museum with Navy offices and a cultural complex? This structure could be the “gateway” or “centerpiece” of our harbor!
Incidentally, one of Daniel Libeskind’s most astonishing designs was a Naval Museum set on a harbor in Great Britain.(He was the winner of the competition to direct the site design and memorial for ground zero in NYC before the developers took over and altered his original plans)
Perhaps some people in the private sector could donate funds (or matching funds) for an architectural competition for this golden plot of land by the harbor!
The San Diego populace has to think like they are the developers of their city and go forth in a positive manner or else it will be too late! January is almost here!