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Old Posted Jul 26, 2014, 12:01 AM
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Does this not all point up the necessity of taking the foot off the view-cone control brake pedal? Many buildings in the CBD have already undergone
significant height reductions, to leave the mountains visible. Can't we be a "normal" city and allow for a bit of extra height (like maybe a murderous 40 meters) or 10-15 storeys?
This tree-hugger attitude is really doing little more than depriving the city of a bit of extra dynamism, and the numbers I quoted - while ballpark, of course - are not really excessive.
Or are they?
It could also be that towers closest to the edges of downtown maybe shouldn't be the tallest? Viewcones aside, doesn't it make sense to have shorter towers along the edge and then tier up to taller towers in the centre of the DT peninsula to maximize views for people living within downtown?

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Old Posted Jul 26, 2014, 12:26 AM
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It could also be that towers closest to the edges of downtown maybe shouldn't be the tallest? Viewcones aside, doesn't make sense to have shorter towers along the edge and then tier up to taller towers in the centre of the DT peninsula to maximize views for people living within downtown?
Thank you for that feedback. It makes a lot of common sense to me.
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I prefer the West-East slope. We should start from 1 storey builds in the West End and gradually grow to 100 foot tall towers in Chinatown.
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I prefer the West-East slope. We should start from 1 storey builds in the West End and gradually grow to 100 foot tall towers in Chinatown.
End up with 10 story buildings?
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100 floors. Oops
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