Originally Posted by DocAwesome
This is so so so important. Rarely does a good ground level come out of an idea with so many aerial renderings of pretty glass buildings. What we don't see is where the exhausts, blank walls, utility driveways and such are. Based on the names in the plan and the groundwork that has been done so far I do hope and think we are looking to extend the ideal behind the porch and not the one behind the really awful new Drexel dorms. While those that just care about pretty pictures ooh and ahh at the these renderings, the rest of us are crossing our fingers for a ground level that isn't nearly at monolithic.
If you look at the plan, there is actually way more attention paid to the public realm and ground level than big towers. It's just that the 6 or so fancy renderings with towers got all the press. There are 20+ eye level renderings in the plan showing various interventions within the station, public realm improvements, etc.