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  1. Agreed, the issue is not the desire to be big nor the shallow claims to that effect. It is the shopping mall result (such as Lansdowne with its “unique stores” [sic] ) and the poor quality architecture that exemplifies 90% of new developments overseen by the city. To be world class, we need good design, and that is something our city officials and developers do not understand or care about, preferring a lot of marketing to hide realities. The city should perhaps have urban architects on staff to create a vision, rather than ad-hoc run to the next low-cost low-design big protuberance they can wave around proudly.
    I look forward to your New Year’s Small & Amazing column, i think you may find excellence and look forward to seeing it through your eyes.

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