If Gehry weaves his complex around the buildings, engaging with them, the end result will be a more sophisticated streetscape than a monotonous wall of glass.
Yep. This is easily the most sensible way forward, and it's a discredit to our civic dialogue that this has been allowed to devolve into an either-or proposition.
Save the heritage facades, wrap the clouds around them, and have the new towers emerge from them both literally and symbolically.
If well executed, the space between the clouds and the facades could be as dramatic a forecourt as any in the world.