After Mayor Berke announced the city of Chattanooga would renounce the Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street, Developer John Wise announced he has already begun erecting a 900 room apartment complex. The construction began just days after many cities throughout the United States began removing Confederate monuments from public spaces.
Experts are claiming people shouldn’t get too upset about the new apartments as its low-quality construction probably won’t allow it to last as long as the civil war did.
“What people hate more than dead Confederate soldiers is the lack of more apartments,” explained Wise. “I also have plans in the works to build a statue of me on top of a pile of demolished historical buildings.”