Texas Tech University

Demolition Begins on Long-Vacant Blackburn Building to Make Way for Parking Lot

David Driskill, the executive director of Texas Tech's Urban Tech Design Center, has strong feelings about tearing down existing buildings and replacing them with parking lots.

"The worst thing that could happen to a city is more surface parking. It's deadly," Driskill said. "They are literally a hole in the urban fabric, like a moth hole in a sweater."

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