Bal­ance history with in­no­va­tion

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the June 27 Real Es­tate ar­ti­cle “Torn apart over tear-downs”:

Those who ad­vo­cate no change to their neigh­bor­hoods in the name of pre­serv­ing char­ac­ter or sun­light might be tak­ing a less than re­al­is­tic view of life’s ev­ery­day route. Never does time, in­ge­nu­ity or cre­ativ­ity stand still. One of our in­her­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics as a so­ci­ety is want­ing to im­prove on the ex­pe­ri­ences of the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions. Medicine, trans­porta­tion, ed­u­ca­tion, recre­ation and tech­nol­ogy will never be the same as they were yesterday. So why should hous­ing? I say, keep evolv­ing and im­prov­ing!

Jack Gal­lagher, Bethesda

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