[Shuz] wrote:I think they purposedly made it look smaller, so to influence public opinion in favour of of the project. I know the saying goes don't judge a book (or render) by its cover, but people do it anyway - it's one thing to say a building is 100m tall, but it's another thing to show people that a building is 100m tall. It's not at all uncommon for architects to manipulate renders to serve this exact purpose in response to the community's attitude towards development. So one photoshops one's image to make it a bit smaller than it actually is - "claims" that it's 100m tall, and people are more likely to 'favour' it, simply because a misleading render showed them so.
and its so warped that in this city, we have to manipulate renders to make buildings look smaller
in order for the community to embrace the project, when in many other parts of the world, it is in fact height that creates buzz and excitement. Such is the politics of our city.
That is just the opinion of one person. It is not necessarily true. In fact there is no evidence to suggest that the people of Adelaide are against high-rise buildings. We should not always accept the negative regarding our city. The opinions of a couple of NIMBY's is not representative of the wider community.
Furthermore, regarding the image, when you compare it to the buildings in the background which are 73m and 65m respectively, this building is not out of proportion. Remember it is 100m tall, thus it was never going to tower excessively over its neighbouring buildings. In short, the image has NOT been docotored to make the proposal look smaller.