Historical nomination for the Strip terminal is a bad event ("Pittsburgh Planning Commission Recommends Historic Designation for Strip District Produce Terminal," Oct. 15). The building has been out of mode since the railroads quit servicing it. Trailer trucks and others had to improvise to use it.
The building is obsolete in all energy efficiencies (heating, cooling, water and sewage). Doors and windows are out of the past. As a merchant who frequented it twice a week for 45 years, I found it inadequate then.
Allow the Buncher Co. to raze one-third of it. The remainder, the most significant part, can be remodeled to new efficiencies.
Then Buncher can get on with its major project.
The writer is former owner of Reynolds Market in Point Breeze.