Always a sound approach to question someone's professional judgement. What could possibly go wrong here? The internet is a strange place.As an architect, shouldn't you be able to see that the long, consistent streetwall of glass won't exactly make for an interesting or inviting streetscape and pedestrian experience?
It depends on street furniture and how the sidewalk is used -- all kinds of elements could change the perception: awnings, sidewalk dining seating and their enclosures, P & B, to name but a few out of a potential 25 or more. There seems to be a sufficient number of entry points along the facade to encourage smaller retailers to locate and take advantage of the sidewalk space. I reiterate -- too soon to tell.As an architect, shouldn't you be able to see that the long, consistent streetwall of glass won't exactly make for an interesting or inviting streetscape and pedestrian experience?
The portion of Jasper, from 109 west, really needs new pavements. I don't ever recalled this portion repaved in anyway since I was 18 and currently past 52.
I've been arguing this point since when on C2E. For this structure, the podium is too light, so hopefully they can add business like vine plants etc. to beef it up somewhat.I appreciate the effort at streetwall.
I would still prefer we set a minimum podium height for high density areas. Something like 4-6 storeys is needed to create a streetwall.