Anthony Flint, "Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge"
uhhh excluding millions of people vs making an architect mildly annoyed? those are not equivalent. and if an architect makes a ramp look like a blight, he’s a shitty, lazy architect. ramps can be integrated and made beautiful like any other structural necessity.
Absolutely fantastic comment above. ADA compliance is only a curse if a community as a whole and the collective benefits from compliance are not valued or deemed necessary. Historical buildings and infrastructure needs to be preserved, although keep in mind they were built without modern considerations of equal access or the mitigation of exclusion.
As someone who has a degree in architecture, I second these comments. It’s not hard to make a ramp beautiful and sometimes stairs are even more annoying to deal with. Look at what you can do with just a little creativity,