"St. Paul Stops a Waterfront Developer From Crossing the Mississippi"
By Lisa Chamberlain, New York Times, January 2, 2008
Chamberlain's piece in the New York Times examines the proposed Bridges of St. Paul development including this quote from Dean Tom Fisher:
"By building a parking deck and creating this faux urbanism up in the air on the wrong side of the river from where all the infrastructure is, it made every mistake that we've come to learn over the last 30 years," said Thomas Fisher, dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. "It doesn't connect to existing streets or the rest of the fabric of the city." Objections to the project focused not only on the size, he said, but also on its placement. "This would work fine on the other side of the river," he said.