Because a plan is possible, it does not mean the plan is good. Mistakes are hard to undo. Makeovers often end up as nothing more than “makeup on a pig” that wastes capital and time. Boston City Hall Plaza is ugly and reflects little understanding of open space. There are many reasons cities fall into decay. Often the route can be traced to civic leaders and those who out personal gain above their city. Their gain is seldom worth their loss of living in a great city that fueled their wealth.