KBJ Just Doesn't Get It!

May 8, 2007 34 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

In downtown areas, when a building is destroyed it is often referred to as a missing tooth . This is because in downtowns, the majority of buildings do not stand alone, but are generally part of a continuous wall of buildings fronting on the street. The missing tooth analogy is appropriate, given the unsightliness of a missing tooth and its overall impact on appearances. Such impacts are especially dramatic when the location of the missing building(s) is at a street corner, where the absence of the building is noticeable from four directions.