Ray Spaxman: “Is anyone else concerned?”

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From Ray Spaxman, Director of Planning in Vancouver (1973-89):


Yesterday I visited a professional office on Seymour Street and one of the partners took me to an office on the east side of his building and said something like,

“You used to be the Director of Planning and Chair of the Development Permit Board so you can probably answer this questions. How is it that the new Telus building is projecting out over the street so that it seems that an enormous lump of it is now just a few feet from  our windows? “
Of course I had seen the projection occurring from the street and as it grew bigger and bigger I got more and more concerned about it, wondering what the rationale could be. What had happened to the numerous urban design guidelines that we had prepared over all those years that have contributed…

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Author: Tim Lavery

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