Originally Posted by The Chemist
Have you been to Lujiazui recently? It's a LOT better than it used to be as far as pedestrian friendliness goes.
No I haven't. Assume they've built underground passes or something like that?
That can certainly work on a practical level in terms of being able to get around. A good example is Singapore (where you'd rather be underground given the heat and the rain that seems to hit every afternoon right when you need to get to a meeting).
But I'm talking about more than being able to get around on foot. I just think it's out of scale and uninteresting at street level, other than staring up at the towers. My criticism is in the same vein as my comments in another thread about Le Corbusier.