The gaping wound you see before you is the demo progress on what's left of Wendell Reugh's Rookery Block. The Rookery, mowed down in January, is now fill dirt, and the Mohawk is down to its remaining five floors. Wendell Reugh's demo crews are literally consuming this building from the inside-out. Day-by-day the space is changing, and opening up what is the historic heart of downtown (Howard & Riverside).
If there's a gesture Mr. Reugh could make, instead of plopping down the predictable surface parking lot, we'd like to see something different...how about a huge expansive patch of lawn with a few benches. Reclaim this as a pseudo-public space until it's redeveloped. Frisbee football anyone? Why not?