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Picasso-inspired police building nets praise

Original post made on Sep 5, 2008

It's been a long year for Palo Alto's public-safety building, a structure officials call crucial yet one the city has been hard-pressed to fund. Now, a Picasso-inspired design may move the project forward.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 5, 2008, 9:46 AM

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Posted by Police station boondogle
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

I bet you Judith Wasserman wishes she could come up with designs like that--instead she is destined to sit and criticize--you know if you cannot do, you teach.
And what is with the comment about the neighbors across the tracks--can the apartment dwellers there really see across the tracks--aren't there trees planted next to the tracks--plus the gravel sides and the tracks--maybe those should be prettied up also.

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Posted by Feagle
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Hey Boondogle, what a positive nature you have. You must have a great track record in relationships. LOL.

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Posted by Police station boondogle
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Feagle--I do. I run a company dealing with relationships and I am a motivational speaker.

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Posted by Critique
a resident of Community Center
on Sep 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm

I hate to be practical but the way this City is growing we're going to need more cops in the future not less. How versatile is this building? In 20 years when we may need to expand, can they build another floor on top. or another wing out the back.

That was the problem with the present Police Building, it was too expensive to expand.

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Posted by Feagle
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 5, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Yeah, motivating people to be negative, disgruntled, and unhappy.

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Posted by Gus L.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Looks like the same style building as the new Elks Lodge on El Camino.
Is it the same design team?
John Ariillaga and Vance Brown??

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Posted by close it
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 5, 2008 at 9:18 pm

close down the police cept or make it only applicable to oil millionaires or neo fascists.cops cannot stop anyone but those for that...

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Posted by Geo
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 6, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Hey close it, put the crack pipe down and relax. LOL

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I love the comments sections to articles. They really bring out the wack jobs. Especially anything about the police.

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Posted by Arden Pennell
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Sep 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Arden Pennell is a registered user.

To respond to "Critique"'s questions, the architect said at the meeting that the building would be difficult to expand and expansion hasn't been considered. I added that information to the article.

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