Harold Bubil's blog discusses the Downtown Partnerhip Association's recent breakfast gathering. Part of his blog entry refers to comments made by Frank Folsum Smith and Carl Abbott:
Referring to no building in particular, but many new Sarasota high-rises in general, Smith observed that the debate over clown sculpture on the streets of Sarasota was a little late.
"We already have clown architecture," he quipped.
He also said good urban planning creates interesting streetscapes that can frame buildings of any style.
Abbott continued to deliver his message: Diversity is good, and a design code will only stifle creativity and mandate mediocrity.