Originally Posted by josh white
I'd like to hear people defend their decision about Arriva. Are people not considering the whole project top to bottom here? If so, do people actually like that base? I mean, it is the most important part of a building - how it meets the street and interacts with the pedestrian. The tower is fantastic, but we really should look at more than that.
While the base is important, it is not so much (IMO) that it cancels out the other positives of the project. The only thing that really bugs me so far aesthetically is the chosen materials. The faux-historicism is another issue, but I will wait until the first tower is finished before I decide on it.
The tower itself is of course great. But for me what makes Arriva the best project is that I think it will have the most impact on the surrounding areas, in terms of investment and influx of activity. That is even more important than the look of the base.