The combination of reflections and sunlit highlights makes the buildings in the middle appear to merge. This view of 6th and 6th provides an example of the style favored a few decades ago, when low-rise buildings maximized their footprint, and landscaping was rarer. It was a style that may have restricted the downtown's ability to be a viable community outside of business hours. |
However, revised planning rules and an increased social awareness have changed that trend. You can still see developments that have walls close to the sidewalk, but often in those cases the social aspect moves to the Plus 15 level, and more pedestrian facilities may be located inside. Another promising trend can be found near this intersection as the older buildings are renovated, adding fresh, exciting facades to the street-scape.