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Tall Tower Debates Could Use Less Dogma, Better Design

When it comes to tall buildings, there's a lot of dogma out there among urbanists, in both directions. Lets spend more time and attention on the quality of tower and neighbourhood design, rather than on how tall the buildings are.

June 1, 2014 - Brent Toderian

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