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Old Posted Mar 27, 2013, 5:26 PM
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That would be sick man, do it up!
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Well well, Ottawa's getting a little height.
Isn't there a law that states that nothing can be taller than the 'Peace Tower'?
Which is very short.
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Isn't there a law that states that nothing can be taller than the 'Peace Tower'?
Which is very short.
Did you even read the caption of the picture?
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2013, 7:23 PM
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^ Can't believe I missed that. Thanks for making me feel like an idiot!
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I didn't need to use a telephoto lens from that vantage.
I know, that's what I was commenting on. A telephoto lens does distort things to a significant degree; the ones without don't accentuate the skyline as much.
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Well well, Ottawa's getting a little height.
I didn't see that coming either. Makes one wonder if Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax will overcome their height restrictions by building outside their core.
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I didn't see that coming either. Makes one wonder if Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax will overcome their height restrictions by building outside their core.
In terms of Halifax, the northern region of the peninsula is beginning to develop a cluster of towers. This area is still somewhat close to the downtown, but far enough to be unconcerned about the Citadel's height protections.

I expect this part of the city to see out-of-character height being proposed in the coming decade. And there will be a lot of support for such proposals. I suspect people who support Citadel protections are totally fine with developers going all out with height outside of the downtown. The only opposition will be from NIMBYs in the nearby low-density residential neighbourhoods -- but even those areas are seeing low and mid-rise developments.
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I made a few outlines of the future high-rises in the western part of downtown Montreal. This area will be greatly improved, no matter what! EDIT: I noticed I cropped out where the Deloitte tower will be. It will be built just to the right (east) of the Bell Centre.


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In terms of Halifax, the northern region of the peninsula is beginning to develop a cluster of towers. This area is still somewhat close to the downtown, but far enough to be unconcerned about the Citadel's height protections.

I expect this part of the city to see out-of-character height being proposed in the coming decade. And there will be a lot of support for such proposals. I suspect people who support Citadel protections are totally fine with developers going all out with height outside of the downtown. The only opposition will be from NIMBYs in the nearby low-density residential neighbourhoods -- but even those areas are seeing low and mid-rise developments.
What northern region are you referring to? There were a couple of small highrises recently built near North and Gladstone, but other than that I have no idea...
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There are a few proposals for 15-20 storey towers around Young Street in Halifax but construction hasn't started on those. Maybe there will some taller (~30+) buildings around there in the future.

King's Wharf is supposed to start soon. It's possible that in a couple of years the 2 tallest buildings in town will be in the South End and Dartmouth rather than downtown.
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I didn't see that coming either. Makes one wonder if Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax will overcome their height restrictions by building outside their core.
I think this is already occurring in Vancouver's suburbs.
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What northern region are you referring to? There were a couple of small highrises recently built near North and Gladstone, but other than that I have no idea...
Approved Young Street Towers, both 17-storeys.

Proposed Robie Street Tower, 19-storeys.

These towers, accompanied by Young Tower that was built quite some time ago, will form a modest cluster of buildings that are within the height we tend to expect in Halifax. But...this area, being far enough from the Citadel, is the most likely area on the peninsula to see more height.

I'm hoping for 40+ eventually.
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Future Edmonton skyline from the north. Included are Stationlands II, Manulife II, Ultima condos and Dub's 107th st midrise:



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Love this one of Edmonton
It needs Kelly Ramsey, Fox, and Encore added
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Sure does! They are certainly picking up momentum
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In terms of Halifax, the northern region of the peninsula is beginning to develop a cluster of towers. This area is still somewhat close to the downtown, but far enough to be unconcerned about the Citadel's height protections.
I often contemplated that. Peninsula Halifax may end up looking looking like the peninsula downtown Vancouver sits on. It would obviously require decades to realize, but growth on the peninsula has no where to go but up.

Right now, I'm happy that the traditional downtown is intensifying but it's inevitable that Halifax will start seeing tall buildings in Dartmouth and/or the North end. Who wouldn't want views of the Bedford Basin and/or Dartmouth from a 40 floor condo?
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I often contemplated that. Peninsula Halifax may end up looking looking like the peninsula downtown Vancouver sits on. It would obviously require decades to realize, but growth on the peninsula has no where to go but up.

Right now, I'm happy that the traditional downtown is intensifying but it's inevitable that Halifax will start seeing tall buildings in Dartmouth and/or the North end. Who wouldn't want views of the Bedford Basin and/or Dartmouth from a 40 floor condo?
I'm also happy about the downtown developing more density.

There are some in Halifax that believe building height needs to be strictly controlled -- and that towers in the downtown are already too tall. There are others in Halifax who believe we should Manhattanise ASAP...

I believe in a compromise.

I am fine with the areas immediately surrounding Citadel Hill maintaining their height restrictions in order to protect this national historic site and to protect downtown Halifax's bonsai cityscape, which is part of the city's built history; although, there are a number of harbour viewplanes I would reduce and completely remove.

Peninsular Halifax doesn't belong to Citadel Hill, however. I would insist upon big-city height being promoted throughout the North End. So while the peninsula near the Citadel would resemble something like a mini-Vancouver, the north would resemble a mini-Toronto.

I would love for there to be an observation tower in the North End (or rather, the 'Uptown'). Being next to Africville and the Bedford Basin, the MacKay Bridge connected to a more urbanise Dartmouth, and of course with Halifax's historical downtown in the distance -- it would be quite the view.
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a friend sent this to me..

Many of these are approved and some are under construction

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That looks amazing, Montreal is moving back into the big leagues!
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