Billboard blight

This has nothing to do with the usual preoccupations of this blog, but…

Folks rightly condemn the infiltration of neighborhoods by billboard advertising. But why do we let one of our most striking public interior spaces – the main waiting area at 30th Street Station – be defaced by the equivalent of billboards – the huge advertising banners that dominate the north and south walls at the east end of the building? The picture shows the space as it should be – without immense ads for cold remedies, banks, or cable news.

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