Best Performance By A City Board

COA / CIty of Austin

When the economy's all a-go-go, those who stand in the way of projects often get run over. But the once-irrelevant Design Commission - which just, and finally, produced a set of official design guidelines for downtown - stood, arms akimbo, in front of the bloated corpus of the controversial Gotham condo tower on Town Lake, and in doing so sealed the Gotham's ignominious fate.

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