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Normally designs are refined; this looks more like the work of two different designers. I don't really see where the beauty is in that giant roof platform...first thing that came to mind: scale.
FYI, the images are referring to "SW" Sixth and Couch...obviously in need of correction. Are you satisfied with the flat facades, though?
LO doesn't want it, so don't spend the money, for goodness sakes; why do people continue hitting their heads on the wall? This is a no-brainer...go with Belmont and MLK spurs instead. Go where people support the streetcar, not where people oppose it -- let them pay for their own transportation needs on their own.
Looking at the arch entrance, its scale is quite small compared to the ground floor windows to the left. It reads like two styles of buildings squeezed into one, no? A grand gesture is absent, methinks. And it sure seems like the brick going up six stories, was an arbitrary height that had no relevance to context (current or past). In fact, looking a lot like homes in Richmond, BC, where the stone front wraps around for about 10 feet and then you get the cheaper materials the rest of the way, don't you think? But what is somewhat disturbing, is this design language that is being repeated throughout NW Portland, as if it's *the* Portland vernacular for the apartment building archetype. See The Ramona, Park19, and others.
SUT, people like you really annoy me. You bring an opinion of doubt - 94% upper tax bracket - when you have the simple tool of the internet or even the public library to search for verification. Does your laziness befit your educational upbringing?
You do realize, Roosevelt was able to push the upper tax bracket as high as 94% and was able to build the debt to 120% of GDP? In effect, we're being asked to foot the bill during a woefully poor economic period, so that we can support jobs? It is a self-defeating shell game that, instead of increasing capital in-flow, creates a zero-sum game: we get taxed, we spend less (after all, we're not talking about targeted upper-income earners who never spend more than they earn). We're not in effect, discussing a Roosevelt-like scenario, just to be clear. And this is the first time I've heard of not having enough classrooms; last I read - straight from PPS' website - over the past 13 years PPS has had an enrollment drop of 10K students. Are they playing games there too? Are they intentionally cutting schools so that they can claim to not have enough class space? What's going on here?
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