Funny, he seems fine with the Mirvish/Gehry project, which is almost as huge and only a few blocks away. Sounds like grandstanding to me.
I never believed that Vaughan supported the Gehry project 100% without reservations and an entry in his newsletter which I saw in a tweet from Jonathon Goldsbie confirms that Vaughan has serious concerns about the Gehry project:
Notice Vaughan says that he never says "yes or no" to a project at the beginning and yet he has condemned the Oxford proposal from the very start. Adam Vaughan is an obnoxious idiot. I just can't understand why people would vote for someone like him.