When we were children, my father used to take us downtown. He would show us the monuments and the buildings, hoping that we'd learn the city and be comfortable going there on our own. He would always tell us to look up. Look up and see what the buildings used to be.
The ground floor changes as different shops, restaurants and services move in and out. The landlords update the look of the building by modifying the street level. But when you look up, you see the original building. The intent of the architect remains.
Today, when I was downtown, I did what I always do... I looked up. I saw the corner of a building I drive by every day in a new light. It's curved!
Look up. You will see an old world.