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letters | Does Boston’s skyline need a boost?

Culture produces vibrancy, not height

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PAUL MCMORROW’S column “Scared of heights” (Op-ed, Sept. 3) implies that lofty buildings are the distinguishing mark of a world-class city. In my view, the class of a city is more appropriately expressed by the quality of life and culture it offers its residents than the height of its towers. Boston has no need to compare itself with tower-mad New York or Dubai by reaching for the sky. Boston has properly paid attention when excessive building height of the Government Garage replacement could have isolated such areas as the West End or the Bulfinch Triangle from its center.

Paul Schratter

Northampton

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