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I was happy to hear that the "Twisted Sisters" project is in the clear. People in Halifax often obsess about height and forget about quality. The Heritage Trust claims that they are pro "good development" and cite their support of the MEC and the Four Points Sheraton as proof. Unbelieveable. I love the MEC, but it's building (and the Four Points) offer almost nothing to the street and are about as cheap and ugly as building come. The only thing "good" about them (apparently) is that they are low. So your building can be as cheap and ugly as you want and as long as it's low-rise, no one will bat an eye. Sad. Take a look at the work of Hariri Pontarini Architects. It's quality stuff. If the "Twisted Sisters" gets built, it will not be another blank concrete wall, like Aliant building... or the Four Points Sheraton.

By David Lewis

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