Photo credit: Heather Poole
Neo, which one should I choose? Red or blue?
“No darling, the batteries on this aircraft look fine?!”
I like it!
Oh dear, thought James, the queue I need to be in doesn’t match my rollaboard…
So it looks like my flight left ontime!! I thought it was going to be late! Maybe I’ll call customer service and they can call the pilots to come back and get me and my red bag?? Hello? Hello? One for english…Two for domestic travel…Yes…I’ll hold…
Hark, Hark! Is that board call for me??
Hey, who switched my sober black bag for this red thing?
Ok Honey, I’m at the gate now. There’s a black sign and a red sign. Yes, I have the red bag. Does that mean I go in the red line?
Hey Siri – was that my plane?
“Quick get the spray, the gate lice have started!”
It’s says “Dhaka, is that the same as Dakar dear?”…….
It’s gone Mum My plane os gone !
Dammit, I left my red hi heels home!
“Hello? Yeah….I think I should have made that left turn in Albuquerque…
Honey, I forget, am I SkyVantage Rapid Miles Black Elite or RewAArds Miles Plus Red Premium?
Oh that’s a good one too!
Jo, for Perth the City’s Planning Scheme require all buildings to comply with the height limit (which specified in the building height plan covering the different City precincts). There’s also the vertical setback rule, similar to BKK, where buildings has to be built within the imaginary height plane, usually measured 60degrees or 45 degrees from the edge of the street. In Perth, the prevailing wind comes from the southwest and highrise buildings must have a podium level to protect pedestrians from strong winds (ie downdrafts caused by high speed wind deflecting down the building’s facades). There’s a host of other planning consideration such as plot ratio (Gross Floor Area / site area ratio), public open space contribution etc. These rules are increasingly becoming more ‘performance based’ rather than ‘prescriptive’. For example, a developer can obtain an 20% bonus plot ratio (increased development density) if they can demonstrate that the development include high standards of community facility & amenity. I think it’s all about trials and errors and using common sense, seeing what work and what doesn’t and rewrite the plans accordingly. New York is a good example..since that vertical setback law was introduced in 1916 there had been at least half a dozen of of major amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance and secession of new building codes and by-laws… I seriously doubt if New York or any place on earth on that matter will ever get it right, in the planning sense..forget the old saying… as long as there’s a wheel there’s a way.. Greed is what its all about .
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