IF the MRA (Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority) backflips and approves the 43 and 38-storey skyscrapers for Scarborough's beachfront, be prepared for chaos ahead.
With a total of 81 floors, these massive Shanghaistyle towers will take years to complete and the corner of West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road will become one huge construction site.
This major intersection will clog frequently, necessitating traffic diversions down Brighton Road in the south, up Elliot Road in the north and through most roads and back streets.
However, much of this chaos can be avoided if the MRA insists that the developer's architects work within the MRA Scarborough Master Plan's height limit of 18 storeys.
With twin 18storey towers, it would still be the largest development on our coast but it would now have some visual equilibrium.
TIM PEARSON, Scarborough