From the comments of the following CCTT op-ed....
(Retaining River Oaks, Commenter PK48, ChronBlog)
Old gives way to new. Were talking about houses here, not publicly significant buildings. If it were an old court or a church I would be on the side of preservation. Private property belongs to the owner to do with as he wishes. After all, this is still , although barely, America.
If only the short-sighted masthead members of America's worst big city daily could hire staff editorial writers who could think (and frame an argument) like this.