I look at old photographs and I can't believe the history that is no longer standing because of the temporary vision of people. There was a building just blocks from my home that used to be the neighborhood grocery store that someone demolished recently to make room for a more modern facility. Their temporary desire for something new destroyed a part of a community's history.
The photo above is the ceiling of the lobby of a building in my downtown. Luckily, there have been some individuals with the foresight to see this building as a permanent fixture in my city and have developed it as mixed use - retail, office, and residential. It is a gem of a place that would not have been left standing if someone had seen its beauty as temporary.
I'm proud of my city for turning these buildings into something new. Of course, their current use may be temporary and they may be reborn as something new in the future but I love that people are seeing the use of buildings as temporary, not the buildings themselves.