In this article called "These buildings were demolished for soulless surface parking spaces," my first thought is that he is upset about historical buildings are replaced by parking lots and he is unhappy about it. As I look more about the article he wrote, he provided a lot of examples of these buildings are turned into parking lots and he stated that "Parking lots are an unexciting, passive place with no visual interest." In his voice, these buildings are exciting, malleable and fallible in their composition and skyline flow but turning these buildings into parking lots are lost potential. A lot of the buildings that he mentioned in this article has their backstories and were more creative than parking lots as he stated. He mentioned about how the buildings look in their unique design, their windows being decorated or windowless, and how more expensive than how much a parking lot would cost.
My thoughts about this article is that it's a lot different than previous articles that I looked at. Most articles usually have white or bright background in the back but instead, this article uses a black background with white texts. I think that gave me more of historical or gloomy feel. It's interesting and unique, I've seen some articles that are more bad news focused, tend to be more exaggerated and bold about it but Jason McDowell focused mainly on the story and design. I personally enjoyed it and appreciate the uniqueness of how he designed the article and provided a lot of comparison photos of the before and after buildings.