Originally Posted by DLLB
Shadow nazis suck!
DLLB, I've seen you say this, or things to this effect, a number of times in the past - probably more than any other forumer, but never with much other explanation. I'd be curious to hear why
you dislike the by-law so much.
As for myself, I can see the positives it brings, as others have pointed out. I guess I'm somewhere between "support it fully" and "it should be more flexible," if that makes any sense. I'd like to see it relaxed for buildings like the Bow. Something like once or twice a century (not that highrises in Calgary, or anywhere, have been around much longer than that). However, Riise makes a good point that it is a slippery slope, and there is no accounting for architectural taste. If it were to be relaxed for something like the Bow, someone would make a case that it should be relaxed for a mediocre tower, or worse, something as bad as Oscar.