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The Occulus

Is it spectacular architecture? Yes.

Was it worth the cost? No.

Will it still be spectacular architecture in ten years? Probably.

Will anyone care about the cost in ten years? Probably not.

In 2030, a few urbanists will enjoy debating what might have been at this site but I suspect everyone else here will just be shopping and taking selfies like they do now.

As with many things, the results are visible but their opportunity costs aren’t.