It got people talking and strong a very strong message to those in charge that people are NOT apathetic to good design in the city. In this city, many bureaucrats and politicians don't work towards ideals and innovation in terms of urban design or transit, the citizenry must ask strongly. But I also like to think that the people who organized this can learn from their experiences as to be more effective in the future.
I agree. The beautiful design didn't look cheap, but no one is willing to spend that amount for bridge. Until the Front St. side completely changes too, there's very little reason to spend that kind of money on a span hardly seen or used by anyone with no connection to Cityplace.$5.5M? Not bad. Just above half of what the competition allowed but well above what Concord Adex is willing to spend.