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Old Posted Aug 28, 2013, 8:13 PM
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I had that thought too - for reasons good and bad. The angle of the tower reminds me of the Portland Plaza tower, and I think that's a good thing. But the base also reminds me of how poorly Portland Plaza connects with the sidewalk and the city. Only the west side of the block Portland Plaza sits on has any connection to the city at all. The other three sides of the block are walled off, excluding a parking entrance. It's terrible. I think it's practically shameful. Why design a building in the city if it isn't going to be part of the city? It makes no sense to me. I'm not saying it needed retail on the ground floor, but it needed something. Walling the building off is shameful, especially considering the fact that they walled off the side of the building that faces a park! What The Heck Were They Thinking?

I like the tower of Portland Plaza, and I'm guessing that I'd like the tower for this project. My only concern is the street level.
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