True, but to what end? At some point level of design becomes personal opinion. This is only my own opinion, but I would rather this than the empty lot. I'm not saying you're wrong, somewhere in the mix there should be minimum standards, but it's a tough place to draw a line and set a precedent.Personally, I think sometimes nothing is better than something...especially when that something will be there for the next half a century. Eg...all the Pointe of View towers in the West Village.
Standards...let's have them.