Originally Posted by kph06
A photo by me from a few days ago:
Thank you for the pictures kph06.
I think the Waterton Towers are a good example of the negative effect of building wide, low-rise buildings instead of high-rises. This project would have blocked far less light if the two very wide towers were built as four slim 18 storey towers, or alternately, built as two 24 storey towers, each with half the width (and double the height).
The downtown HRM_by_Design by-laws does not allow such wide buildings. The Central Plan has similar provisions for banning wide buildings. Now I think HRM staff planners should start discouraging such wide buildings in the suburbs.