I figured we might as well start a new thread.
They have updated the website. I hope these renderings are "alpha" renderings and we will get to see something better soon.
Here is a blog posting of someone who clearly supports this. I agree with a lot of the points he made including this:
By contrast, the current benchmark of the Halifax skyline are the two Purdy’s Wharf towers (18 & 22 floors), which were revolutionary when they were built in the late 1980′s. Perhaps it’s time to try something revolutionary again?