Government center should be rebuilt — elsewhere

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:28

    To the Editor: Before hurricane Irene I supported renovating the Orange County Government Center. Since Irene, I believe the building should be demolished and a new center built at a different location. The current property is swampland and could be impossible to correct with costly underground drainage. The interior design is out-dated. The mold is an environmental disaster, and remediation may be too late. There is no green energy savings. The technology is outdated and it is difficult to retrofit an old building. As far as comparing it to the renovation of the Rudolph building at Yale, that was accomplished with endowments. The people of Orange County are taxpayers and deserve the best option for the money. Is renovation the best option, or the continuance of an albatross? Sandra M. Rothenberger Chester