GPD Folks mentioned last week that the original limestone facade of the Central Greenwich fire house is, at the insistence of our local preservationists, going to be reused on the new building despite the fact that identical stone would be far less expensive. Which prompts a hypo:
Suppose a sheriff appears at your door one fine spring morning and tells you that, for sentimental reasons, your neighbor wants to reuse the facade of the mansion he is tearing down, and wants you to reimburse him for the additional cost of this indulgence. If you refuse, the sheriff informs you, he will seize your house, sell it at auction and take the money that way. Do you have any right to object?
Not in Greenwich.