Somehow Ray Routhier was allowed to write a big Sunday feature story about the evolution of the Old Port (and comparing and contrasting its late 20th & early 21st century iterations) without once mentioning:
1) the creation of I-295 and the Franklin Arterial that connected the Commercial Street waterfront to it (we had to destroy a lot of Portland in order to unlock the economic "rebirth" of its 19th century watefront and the profit potential is held for those well positioned to benefit from it)
2) the Fore River Parkway and the Casco Bay Bridge which further increased vehicular access to the Commercial Street area
3) the 1987 "working waterfront" anti-development referendum and the 1990 enactment of our terrible Historic Preservation Ordinance (these were twin NIMBY neutron bombs for healthy Portland urbanism)
Lots more omissions as well but for PBPAC purposes these are the lodestones that demand an apology from Ray and his editors.