Nort wrote: Yup. I've also changed my opinion a lot over the last few years, I would much prefer to see a lot of smaller developments than a handful of new tall towers. The things that are making Adelaide such a better place in recent times aren't big offices or hotels, they are developments that are bringing people to the city outside the 9-5 hours.
I'm much of the same mind - and oddly perhaps, more so since the planning overhaul which I think has actually meant we can get fundamental changes all over the city instead of having to put all our hopes in two or three megaprojects that only succeed by being specially treated to overcome all the red tape they otherwise would have faced.
It's been a pleasure living in the square mile for around a decade and noticing just how different things look and feel from street level. Surprisingly often I'll turn down a side street and get a new view of the city I hadn't seen before where it suddenly feels 'citified'. Reality is there is enough flat zones in the city that a crop of 10 to 15 storey apartments all over the place can have a profound impact on how urban the environment is (or at least feels).
And as far as height goes, I'm still pretty amazed at the thought that Vue is underway and that there's multiple 'pretty tall' stuff on the potential list! Speaking of which, it would be nice if someone were able to update the Wiki for Adelaide with a new aerial shot from a similar perspective of the current one but of more recent vintage...