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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 1:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Crawford View Post
I don't think the design is that bad; the problem, to me, is the setting.

What is the point of a suburban supertall? If you build a giant tower in the middle of a park/campus environment, you lose the whole appeal, at least to my liking.

I guess I'm more of an urbanist nerd than a skyscraper nerd, becuase these types of towers do nothing for me. There's no context whatsoever. It could be off a highway exit in Texas, or in Dubai, or on the face of the Moon for that matter.
That I can agree with.
I'm sure there's some master-planned office/residential/retail district to be built around these supertalls, but yeah, it's really awkward-looking having them surrounded by empty green space.
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