Hilltop Hotel Ruins 2010

Hilltop Hotel Ruins 2010


Multi-Million Dollar Terrorists did this, by purchasing the Hotel and then without negotiation, condemning it. Then without talking to the architect of the 2000 Master Plan, designed something 3x the size (from scale drawings) after this is demolished.

Oh and removing a central beam from the porch without replacing it helped alot. Why not help demolition along? Holding a landmark property hostage, without real negotiation of design, it is treated as disposable for corporate greed. It shows disdain for the local community, common among out-of-town big-buck investors.

So much for historic preservation and a place for lower income people to visit (like Appalachian Trail Hikers). So much for the Presidential Green Award that was given to the Hotel in the 1990’s. So much for Sustainable Maintenance improvements and designs. So much for Environmental Eco-Cabins, earth-sheltered into the historic hillside. So much for local architects being respected.

Hello Bribes!

Welcome Bubble economics and Madeoff schemes! So long ghosts of an old building that few professionals would touch. Perhaps those ghosts will continue to haunt the grounds. Perhaps after demolition, the property will be sold to Middle Class Americans, like the original family that built it, the Lovetts. And perhaps someday, that family can start from scratch, with one house, open to all.

For the right way to handle the Hilltop House Hotel property, read this article:  The Historic Hilltop House, Revisited

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