I agree with this sentiment. The answer is not to rush to build a load of phallic erections. Every major city around the World has done that and in some cases it defines them, but in most cases it just makes them all look the same.Mawen wrote:... I like the uniqueness of Adelaide, but, I think what I and others are saying (forgive me for being wrong) is to keep that uniqueness but to make Adelaide a more practical, functional and attractive city.
I think building huge skyscrapers is not necessarily the answer; but building unique - functional - practical and sustainable buildings, venues and places unlike the temporary buildings for events like Clipsal and the Beach Volleyball are NOT the answer!
Adelaide needs that extra spark which Brissy and Perth have achieved with their vision of building a modern, practical and functional city.
If we want Adelaide to be unique and attractive we need to think about and coordinate the construction of not only tall buildings, but those in combination with functional, practical and attractive buildings, so they all work together as a whole. That's a big ask, but most architects are designers and understand the concepts of harmony and contrast between structures.
Adelaide has a unique opportunity, we weren't visited by the Viagra fairy too often back in the '70-90s and as a result we have an unimposing skyline. Remember, less is more. More is crass.