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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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This is in response to the “Gladding should clean up, then showcase work” letter to the editor on page A6 of the Sept. 15 News Messenger. The ceramic manufacturing factory, Gladding, McBean, provides employment, pays taxes and the products can be seen all around Lincoln. I enjoy looking at the factory buildings. They are functional, interesting, intriguing and the geometric shapes are fascinating. Shadows and colors change from morning to evening and the buildings glow in some light. I also like the view from the west with snow-capped mountains in the background. As they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” After reading the “one of the biggest eyesores” comment, I noticed papers and garbage on the street side of the Gladding, McBean fence. Now that is an eyesore. I guess people just toss stuff out of their cars. I’m not sure who is responsible for cleaning the sidewalk area in front of businesses. The issue of garbage, paper, gum, etc. on sidewalks might be of interest to the Lincoln Boulevard Project since its focus is on downtown streets, parking, sidewalks, lighting, landscape, signage, etc. NANCY PETERSON, Lincoln