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When flat rights were proclaimed on Clifton Beach a height restriction up to the level of the Marine Drive was imposed. The steep drop from the road to the beaches below offered a challenge to investors who gambled on public demand against the high cost of building on difficult ground.
The gamble turned out to be an overwhelming success as flatdwellers recognized Clifton as the brightest gem on the coast.
(Extracted from ARCHITECT AND BUILDER, April, 1963)