HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > SSP: Local Hamilton > Downtown & City of Hamilton

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #201  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 11:37 AM
LikeHamilton LikeHamilton is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,434
They poured a large concrete pad with the base of the crane mounted in it on Friday!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #202  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 12:02 PM
urban_planner urban_planner is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 335
Thanks for that update.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #203  
Old Posted Apr 1, 2012, 4:03 AM
realcity's Avatar
realcity realcity is offline
pwner
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 3,416
Word is this next development is light years away. Consider us lucky we got a QEW Service Road Hotel format in our downtown. This building will be seniors housing in a few years, that's why it was built as long-term suites.

Last edited by realcity; Apr 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #204  
Old Posted Apr 4, 2012, 4:41 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
Looks like the crane is going up!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #205  
Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 9:56 PM
CaptainKirk CaptainKirk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 972
The crane is completely up, and there was a fair amount of activity on the site today as I drove by this afternoon around 4:40.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #206  
Old Posted Apr 9, 2012, 10:35 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
It's great seeing the crane along Main St today. Guess I'll have to create a separate development thread for the condo building.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #207  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 1:33 AM
Jon Dalton's Avatar
Jon Dalton Jon Dalton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 1,515
I heard from councillor Farr that they are starting on the parking garage underground that will be shared between both facilities and next after that is the Homewood Suites hotel. That's a bit surprising but it's the word from the Vranich camp anyways. Good to see some progress either way.
__________________
360º of Hamilton
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #208  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 3:42 AM
Dr Awesomesauce's Avatar
Dr Awesomesauce Dr Awesomesauce is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BEYOND THE OUTER RIM
Posts: 2,822
Where's the Homewood Suites gonna go?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #209  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 4:03 AM
matt602's Avatar
matt602 matt602 is offline
Hammer'd
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 3,510
Above the parking garage, beside what is left of the Federal building I am guessing. I would assume they will either turn what is left of the Federal into condo's or make it a massive condo/hotel thing? Not sure. Given Vranich's piss poor reputation, I am very much taking a "believe it when I see it" approach.
__________________
"Above all, Hamilton must learn to think like a city, not a suburban hybrid where residents drive everywhere. What makes Hamilton interesting is the fact it's a city. The sprawl that surrounds it, which can be found all over North America, is running out of time."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #210  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 12:47 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
Fyi....

Quote:
Originally Posted by steeltown View Post


red dot - homewood hotel
yellow dot - old federal building
blue dot - condo building
purple dot - staybridge hotel
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #211  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 12:49 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
Fyi....

Quote:
Originally Posted by steeltown View Post
you can see the homewood suite along george st/bay.

From dcysa.....



http://www.dcysa.ca/5-residences/6059-homewood-suites/
In addition to 182 rooms and suites, this 17-story hotel comes complete with a restaurant, bar, exercise room and indoor swimming pool as well as a large convention centre built to meet the needs of the city of Hamilton.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #212  
Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 12:52 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by pEte fiSt iN Ur fAce View Post
Where's the Homewood Suites gonna go?
Bay and George.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #213  
Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 2:52 AM
Dr Awesomesauce's Avatar
Dr Awesomesauce Dr Awesomesauce is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BEYOND THE OUTER RIM
Posts: 2,822
On the former HMP site. Okay, I've got it.

I'm verrrrrrrrrrry surprised that this project is going ahead so quickly...or at all for that matter.

I don't like Vranich but I hope he proves the skeptics wrong and actually does something worthwhile for the city.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #214  
Old Posted Apr 22, 2012, 1:17 PM
SteelTown's Avatar
SteelTown SteelTown is offline
It's Hammer Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 16,762
Apparently there's going to be another crane going up.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #215  
Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 12:00 PM
CaptainKirk CaptainKirk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 972
While it's nice to see downtown development, I'm not crazy about the vision of a surface parking lot for such a prominent corner like Main and Bay streets


Reply With Quote
     
     
  #216  
Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 11:49 PM
Dr Awesomesauce's Avatar
Dr Awesomesauce Dr Awesomesauce is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BEYOND THE OUTER RIM
Posts: 2,822
I'm pretty sure it's owned by somebody else. I don't think it was ever part of HMP and it's been empty forever. I couldn't even tell you what once stood on that corner. I can only assume the owner's happy with making a few bucks off parking or is hoping to sell it for a bundle some day.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #217  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:19 AM
matt602's Avatar
matt602 matt602 is offline
Hammer'd
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 3,510
Notice how the physical hotel that has been built looks nothing like the mega block in the rendering. I don't see a featureless stucco box anywhere there.
__________________
"Above all, Hamilton must learn to think like a city, not a suburban hybrid where residents drive everywhere. What makes Hamilton interesting is the fact it's a city. The sprawl that surrounds it, which can be found all over North America, is running out of time."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #218  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 12:13 PM
palace1 palace1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 134
The north-west corner at Main and Bay was the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home demolished around 1990.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #219  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:23 PM
markbarbera markbarbera is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 2,801
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt602 View Post
Notice how the physical hotel that has been built looks nothing like the mega block in the rendering. I don't see a featureless stucco box anywhere there.
It is barely visible in the rendering. It's the squat building with the black sloped roof just west of the tall white building on the north side of George.

I am no fan of stucco, but as the finishing continues the building is not nearly as bad as I feared when I first saw the stucco being applied. The brickwork and glass finishes on its front facing Caroline looks, well, typical for any new urban long-term stay hotel anywhere really.
__________________
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul"
-George Bernard Shaw
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #220  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 3:15 PM
LikeHamilton LikeHamilton is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by pEte fiSt iN Ur fAce View Post
I'm pretty sure it's owned by somebody else. I don't think it was ever part of HMP and it's been empty forever.
That corner is privately held. There was a picture of a proposed building in the old Hamilton Construction - The Great Big Boom section going back to around 2004/5. I could not find it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > SSP: Local Hamilton > Downtown & City of Hamilton
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:17 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.