Antwerp, Maisons des Corporations de la Grand Place

The central building is seven stories if you count the garret, yet the building with the eagle is apparently only four (possibly five) stories but is nearly as tall as the tallest. I could not find it in me to say that these buildings are too tall, although several of them clearly exceed the "four-story limit."

Notice that there is a certain rhythm to the buildings - the center building is the tallest and also widest, with the buildings becoming more modest on both sides. Notice also that the five really good buildings all have very interesting and highly varied roof ornamentation.

The thin sliver of a building on the right looks completely out of place next to the other buildings.

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