If able, have the full PDF report loaded online for class review. Possible prompts include:
1.) What was the purpose of the “The Accidental Skyline”? What is its argument? Which of its arguments do you find most convincing?
Review images from the report, published in 2013.
Renderings of then-proposed buildings can be found on pages 5, 7, and 9.
Shadow projections can be found on pages 6, 8, 27, 28, and 29.
An example of new skyscraper architecture is on page 15.
2.) How do these images change your opinion of the article? Do they change which argument you find most convincing?
3.) All arguments have a point of view from which they start – we call that bias. (“Bias” usually has a negative connotation, but it doesn’t have to.) What are this article’s biases?