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I don't know that any of the arguments for the height limit in this piece stand up to reason.

It does not encourage infill - strong demand does. New York doesn't have a lot of parking lots either, as it is a strong market.

It spreads development out somewhat, but not entirely - development in NoMa and Cap Riverfront is again reflective of demand.

Rosslyn is ugly: but so is L'Enfant Plaza. Ergo, the ugliness is due to the urban design and architecture of that era, not height.

Space for monuments: No one will build a skyscraper on the National Mall. Likewise, if we desire a flat skyline, then we can regulate a flat skyline - just one that is taller and denser than our present one.

by Alex B. on Nov 8, 2012 1:19 pm • linkreport

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