Blog #4- Jason Mcdowell Article
Compared to Todd's writing style and voice, Jason Mcdowell's is extremely dry and unconvincing. He argues that parking lots are replacing old beautiful buildings which is decreasing the beauty of architecture in Milwaukee. What he fails to do is convince the reader of those old buildings' beauty. Since the argument is based on a subjective opinion Jason should have been highlighting not only the full buildings but the character and detail of said buildings. Some of the photos he provides are so old and grainy I can't distinguish what I am supposed to like about them.
He states that "No matter what the reason is for demolition, it's still a shame to see a classic cream city brick building replaced with the personality of a parking lot." Personally I have no opinion on classic cream city buildings- maybe talking more in depth about their history or choosing one parking lot renovation to highlight and do a deep dive on would make the reader care about it more.
Where Jason could be talking about the quirky and unique aspects of the demolished buildings, he spends time reiterating to the reader that no one thinks parking lots are beautiful. I agree with some of his sentiments but his voice does very little to aid me to those conclusions, and in some areas completely steers me away from them.
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