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Old Posted Aug 29, 2013, 5:25 AM
bvpcvm bvpcvm is offline
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What bothers me most about this is that driveway. As a pedestrian, I want to encounter as few automobiles as possible. Aside from streets, most buildings just add one driveway, and some add none. This one adds three. To me, that seriously detracts from the pedestrian environment, and I don't want to see this set a precedent for other new buildings.

Aside from that, even though the base apparently has some retail - some 'eyes on the street', the tower is set back so far that it makes it all look like a fortress, the people in the tower won't interact with the street at all. In fact, they're fleeing the street, and the city. This isn't the type of building I want in my neighborhood, even if it brings 26 floors' worth of density.
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