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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 1:16 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanlife View Post
The types of buildings Portland is getting works for Portland.
THIS.

When it makes financial sense for developers to build tall, they build tall. You keep complaining and saying silly things like "They're too scared to build taller!" Come on now. When it makes financial sense for developers to build tall, they build tall.

I'm guessing you're in high school and have an interest in architecture. That's great! I'd strongly recommend studying things like urban planning, business and economics. And when you graduate high school, consider moving to a city that comes closer to being what you want. I don't mean that in a snarky way at all. I spent too many years living in places I didn't want to be. When I moved to Portland in the late 90s, it instantly felt like a home because I'd chosen what I wanted rather than complaining endlessly about places that could never be what I wanted.

When it makes financial sense for developers to build tall, they build tall. Developers aren't conspiring against us to avoid height and they're not chickening out or anything silly like that. They're in business. When it makes financial sense for developers to build tall, they build tall.
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