Re: More Changes on Broadway
Setbacks suck, Erica. Buildings that are built out to the sidewalk are a huge part of what works about urban neighborhoods like, oh, Pioneer Square and Belltown in Seattle, all of Manhattan, most of Chicago, much of San Francisco. Any plazas or courtyards on Broadway would quickly become bathrooms and bedrooms for the homeless.
I just looked at the specs that Erica has—and I don’t think they’re ugly. I don’t think the Pearl District in Portland is ugly, though, unlike Erica. The building reminds me of many, many buildings in Vancouver, BC. The only problem I have with it is that it’s just six stories and not twelve or twenty stories.
We’ll get the images scanned and post ‘em in a few minutes. Before anyone concludes that the building going up on Broadway is ugly it might be nice if you actually saw it.