Why does City Hall tolerate AT&T’s poorly landscaped corporate indifference opposite Breakwind at 510 E. Spring Street?


That’s right. The property still is listed under the Indiana Bell moniker, although the name hasn’t been used since 1993, which appears to be the last time anyone working there thought about how utterly slumlord their property appears.

It’s a nice view for the prospective tenants of The Breakwind Lofts at Duggins Flats, across the one-way interstate-speed arterial that supposedly is slated for two-way traffic, though in this benighted burg, the best advice is to believe nothing until you see it with your own two eyes.

I took a few snaps of the rubble in front of AT&T — the scrawny bushes, tree stumps, exposed black plastic, rusty faded signs, random fence poles … and in back, there are buckets of cigarette butts contributed by the women at St. Elizabeth fleeing their smoke-free campus, and in summer, lots of shimmering hot asphalt on all sides.

It’s something to be proud of, AT&T. It makes the city look so much better. When I become dictator, remind me to nationalize the utility monopolies — and can someone find me a nice wall for roll call?

Apart from all that, here’s something weird. The Google street view from September, 2015 has me in it.

I probably was Tweeting about the ugliness of AT&T’s property, but boy, what a nice Panama hat and campaign tee. It improves the whole scene, don’t you think?