This gives an idea of how tall the shop is. Look at the people. I've got a special tool that measures things such this and can tell you that this shop is 4.59m high to the top of the clapboard (15' 1").
Yes, this is better than a scungy little shop. It lets in more light and just looks better.
Its a hard decision to make, but this shopping centre owner, this community, this local government made the right one. The centre will have a longer life because the centre will be attractive to more people for longer. This means its more sustainable and also becomes a more permanent part of the community.
Why do people prefer tall shops? The same reason why a cathedral is tall and your attic is not, perhaps.
A courageous decision was made by the shopping centre owner and the Town of Claremont. Congratu-bloody-lations.
Seed, Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre, Bay View Terrace, Claremont, Australia