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Old Posted Dec 24, 2015, 6:51 PM
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3-D scan at last!

(I swear I was just on google maps and it wasn't showing up as 3-D though...)

A for walkability, Hamilton is an easier city to fix than some. Just lower speed limits a little and widen some sidewalks and you're there. Apart from places where geography is an issue there's no real serious problems (no 10 lanes streets and parkways cutting the city up).
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2015, 8:12 PM
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I wasn't referring to walkability, but that is definitely important. What I meant was that you're only viewing the city skyline maybe 5% of the time, if you're going up or down the mountain or down the 403. 95% of the time you're viewing the city looking up from the streets, so I care more about how these buildings look when I'm looking up at them.
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I think unless the city was design for walking, and cycling as primary, and driving as secondary modes of transport people tend to be less hostile towards Pedestrians. Unfortunately (in my eyes anyway) Hamilton has not been built as being pedestrian friendly. I've seen some cities that where once very hostile toward pedestrians now are actually turning around to becoming more walking, and cycling friendly. I don't think Hamilton could, or would make the same changes these cities are making, and have made. I've seen a lot of development going on in Canada with a lot of European influences within the last 5-10 years. (Europe being for the most part very pedestrian, and cyclist friendly)
There's no stopping the city from "could". The "would" is the relevant question re: current city council (which may just surprise us all... I like how Green and Johnson have been strong voices, and how Bürgermeister Eisenburger has been a calm consistent force... even Terry's Hair seems to have seen the light re: a safer mountain access for cyclists)
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Out of interest, what are all the proposals for future 30-storey buildings? If all these get built, there should e a few skyline gaps filled in nicely.
-TV City X 2
-Liuna at Hughson St X 2
-Spalacci on John and St Joseph X 3
-Corktown plaza X 2
-Connaught
-71 Rebecca
-George St

I count 7 projects totalling 12 towers. Any others I'm missing (Stinson ones don't count of course)?
If all 12 30-storey towers are built, that will more than double the number of 30-storeys in Hamilton wouldn't it?

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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 8:59 PM
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Out of interest, what are all the proposals for future 30-storey buildings? If all these get built, there should e a few skyline gaps filled in nicely.
-TV City X 2
-Liuna at Hughson St X 2
-Spalacci on John and St Joseph X 3
-Corktown plaza X 2
-Connaught
-71 Rebecca
-George St

I count 7 projects totalling 12 towers. Any others I'm missing (Stinson ones don't count of course)?
If all 12 30-story towers are built, that will more than double the number of 30-storoeys in Hamilton wouldn't it?
We could potentially have to worse skyline consisting of a slew of uniform, 30 storey slabs across the downtown.

Get rid of the 30 storey limit, and have appropriate criteria for the street/neighbourhood. Some may include more than 30, and some less.
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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 9:04 PM
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The waiting is the hardest part. Don't forget Vranich and Mac superblock - King Bay George Caroline.
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