>I think a distinction needs to be drawn between aesthetic
>conservatism, which is a matter of taste and therefore not proper
>grounds for dismissal or distain, and engineering
>conservatism, which is just plain good sense.
Yes - although to be perfectly fair, in this case I will willingly hold up my hand to both. I have grave reservations about the engineering value of the building method in question and I think the results are a splinter in the eye of the world. :)
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