So this article http://www.timeout.com/chicago/articles/home-living/27878/raze-the-roof
was written in a subscription based magazine as part of their April Fools edition. I want to know if you guys agree with some that it is negative and insulting and should be removed. Or if you agree with others (like me) Who think its great PR and if taken ironically and sarcastically, it provides free advertising and outreach and may lead to visitors and donations.
Please also post any comments you wish.
I should've added earlier my comments on the issue:
This is an excellent thing for us. Instead of looking at this in a negative light, this is actually one of the best ways of ADVERTISING the cathedral we could possibly get.
1) It's free, we didn't have to pay for the ad
2) People will read the article and see the address and picture and may be inclined to see the structure, e.g. visit, e.g. give us a donation
3) There is truth in parts of the article
4) The person who wrote this obviously did some research on the church to be able to dig up these facts
5) If you look at it from a sarcastic point of view, it actually sheds a pretty nice light on the cathedral example:
a) Tearing down an architecturally significant church is an excellent way to make room for more condos! (Sarcastically, the opposite would hold true)
b) The plan, which could still face opposition from annoying historical landmark activists and the rest of the known universe, (Sarcastically, no one wants to see the structure torn down)
6) The old saying probably applies here: Any publicity is good publicity.