Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The acid test

The anti-urbanists have recently touted the ideal of sprawling low-rise suburban growth as preferential to high-rise urban concentration, both environmentally and psychologically.

Let's cut to the chase: pick your preferred environment:


  

 It's immensely relieving to me to know that those who prefer image #2 will sooner or later probably be living there.

4 comments:

  1. Sooner or later, Angelenos are going to have to realize that there are limits on how far and wide we can spread ourselves. Like every other city in this post 5-billion-people world, eventually the only way is up. And while I'm not the biggest fan of the Millennium project (too tall, mainly) I think it's the way things need to go.

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