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Old 04-01-2015, 11:33 PM
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^^Yes, because street walls are soo attractive, not!
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:16 AM
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That's your opinion. Depends on what the street wall is made of. For commercial streets, IMO, they're more attractive than strip mall-style development.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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^^Yes, because street walls are soo attractive, not!
You tell me which is more attractive

http://media.mnn.com/sites/default/files/stripmall.jpg

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/41787331.jpg

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:59 AM
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The latter is definitely a more interesting streetscape, I'd call the first a bit more attractive.

Botticelli changed the images. Now, I'd say the second is more attractive, but it falls into more interesting that attractive.

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Old 04-02-2015, 08:50 AM
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The latter is definitely a more interesting streetscape, I'd call the first a bit more attractive.
LOL! I wish I could post pictures.

@botticelli-How about this: downtown denver

See these things called trees?
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:04 AM
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Your downtown Denver photo is a streetwall... interconnected buildings with no breaks. As for trees, I believe trees help in attractiveness, but it's not the only factor. I think some treeless streets over some treed streets. I wouldn't mind some downtown streets being treeless, especially if the area isn't that big.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:10 AM
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Your downtown Denver photo is a streetwall... interconnected buildings with no breaks. As for trees, I believe trees help in attractiveness, but it's not the only factor. I think some treeless streets over some treed streets. I wouldn't mind some downtown streets being treeless, especially if the area isn't that big.
Yes, it is a streetwall, but it's broken up visually with the trees. I don't get the dislike of trees on this forum, by some. Here's a streetwall in DT Pittsburgh, also broken up with trees and hanging flower boxes:
https://www.google.com/search?q=down...%3B3264%3B2448
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This treeless street over this treed street. This treed street over either. There's no right answer, and ditto with the OP's question.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:13 AM
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Yes, it is a streetwall, but it's broken up visually with the trees. I don't get the dislike of trees on this forum, by some. Here's a streetwall in DT Pittsburgh, also broken up with trees and hanging flower boxes:
https://www.google.com/search?q=down...%3B3264%3B2448
That's nice, but as I said I think many don't dislike as much as don't find them as necessary. I don't go downtown to see nature, if it's just buildings I'm not going to mind that much, even if I would like trees to be there. Living on a street without trees would be another thing.
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