Architect Eric Meyerhoff has designed a World War II memorial. He wants it to be placed in Savannah. In particular, he wants it (a huge globe split open) placed in the middle of Oglethorpe Square.
This plan is an excellent one if the goal is to ruin the square.
I have absolutely no problem with a new memorial. But in the middle of Oglethorpe Square which is rare in that it does not contain any significant memorial other than a pedestal in one of the corners related to the Moravian Colonists in Savannah from 1735-1740?
And, yes, I also think that Franklin Square didn’t need the new memorial that was placed there recently.
How about putting this memorial between Orleans Square and the Civic Center? There, it would be seen by many people AND it would annoy the hippie SCAD students who live adjacent to that area in one of their dorms.
Memo to the Savannah City Council: Memorial is A-OK. In a square is not. Not changing things is okay from time to time, guys. Leave Oglethorpe Square alone.