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David Dysert

"yet it could enable bad architecture that stands for a half-century",,,50 years? Is that all we're building? Looking at our recent additions to the built environment it appears to be the case. Enduring? Sustainable? Don't be naive. We're building on the cheap for the quick buck. but sure let's commence with the formalities that allow us to believe we're standing firm on strict "Portland" design guidelines. Portland fancies itself the bell of the ball. In truth it's the less fortunate cousin who is flushed with unexpected attention given its richer, prettier siblings have their hands full and are willingly passing offers...for now. Portlanders ought to stop pretending and start preserving. We've heard enough talk about what is "Portland". It's high time we had some teeth in that big mouth of ours...

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