Originally Posted by worldlyhaligonian
I totally agree... just because there is a tower in the area doesn't mean its going to hurt the neighborhood.
Look at The Welsford... a perfect example of how a tower can co-exist with the houses around it... its actually quite tall and is a great addition of density to the Quinpool area.
The Manulife building is right there and it doesn't cause any problems now does it?
I want to see renderings before I make any judgements.
the difference on the manulife building is the lot size and the fact it backs onto a number of more commercial developments including rail road tracks.
The welsford is on a bigger lot, a lot bigger and is on a corner with significant street frontage.
This lot is small (being built on the existing buildings parking lot)and is right on the front door steps of many of the houses that would be nessled in the woods. The existing building is going to remain from what i've been told.
Renderings or not, i think its a poor choice, but as expressed it's an AOR and well everyone including myself has to live with it.