Update: The Roberts Tower sat empty for years, but now houses apartments; the plaza is under-utilized on most days.
It would have been so easy to build the Ninth Street Garage north of the Old Post Office and save the Century Building. Heck, what is most annoying is that people would probably be moving into the Century right now–its attached neighbor, the Syndicate Trust is just about renovated. Don’t tell me that the developer wouldn’t have loved to renovate the Century simultaneously with the Syndicate Trust.
But instead, they’re building a stupid plaza that no one will use. The Roberts Brothers still could have had their tower, and a parking garage.