WSPanic wrote:moderne wrote:Don't understand the objections. About the only project to attempt incorporating an historic building. That concrete wall "eliminating any interaction with the street" is not monolithic and is a reasonable solution to a sloping site. It is very close to sidewalk level at the south end and slopes to meet the garage entrance. Quite similar to the Founders buildings across the street. As someone who lives on the street, I don't want random interaction with the street unless and until I choose it.
Couldn't agree more. Nothing wrong with the solution offered for the North building. I think this project is great - hope it gets done.
The teeth gnashing and hand wringing that goes on around here regarding about the 10 seconds it takes to walk past a building boggles my mind.
If you chose between a forgettable 10 seconds to walk past a building or 10 seconds that is memorable because of visual interaction with the environment, most people would choose the latter.