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  1. Well now, there's something pretty much everyone...

    Well now, there's something pretty much everyone can agree upon; that's what this whole discussion has boiled down to.

    What nobody has addressed is how to accomplish this within the economic...
  2. I'm actually more offended by one-story buildings...

    I'm actually more offended by one-story buildings than by run-down tenements. You can always clean up an old building like that and make it nice, but there's nothing you can do to take the curse off...
  3. ^ How 'bout the McDonald's across the street?

    ^ How 'bout the McDonald's across the street?
  4. Those blank walls anticipate equally tall...

    Those blank walls anticipate equally tall adjacent buildings that often don't materialize. A clever architect can arrange his plan so that these walls can contain windows that may be later blocked...
  5. ...and a good thing too!

    ...and a good thing too!
  6. For Kondylis, this is a good building. I...

    For Kondylis, this is a good building. I particularly like that it has a smallfootprint and therefore slender proportions. But I guess that's more a blessing of non-coercive zoning than the...
  7. Yeah: similar proportions, broken up into...

    Yeah: similar proportions, broken up into "boxes," here more implied than real. Calatrava's tension members reassure you structurally; here there's no equivalent.
  8. Sure succeeds in looking unstable.

    Sure succeeds in looking unstable.
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