Originally Posted by MonctonRad
You might have to repost this in the Halifax section in order to get their attention. They tend not to venture out into the broader Atlantic Canadian section much!
I can agree with your sentiment, but I noticed that you didn't include any Halifax buildings
There aren't many large iconic buildings (skyscrapers) in the Maritimes (there are several historic buildings though, and The Confederation bridge is a very large "structure"). Halifax has strong special interest groups such as the Heritage Trust, which in the past appealed many large proposals. If not for the Heritage Trust then Halifax might have a couple of tall office buildings over 30 storeys - both the Maritime Centre and Purdy's Wharf complex could have been very tall office towers if it weren't for the vocal minority against tall buildings. Scotia Square is another large complex that would have been better as one 30 - 40 storey office plus shorter towers (the Duke and Barrington Towers could have been one tower). Unfortunately, it was designed in the 1960's with two much concrete and is part of the reason for the opposition to large buildings in the Halifax area.
The largest office/residential complexes that I can think of in the Maritimes (all in the Halifax area) are:
1) Purdy's Wharf (I think the complex has at least 800,000 square feet of office space). As it is, it is an impressive complex and it would have been a very impressive 40 storey tower. It also has a large parking structure - Bing Maps Birds Eye View link
2) Scotia Square (if you include the three office towers and large podium, then it is probably similar in size to Purdy's Wharf). It also has a large 2,000 space parking structure as part of the podium. If you include the parking square footage then it might be larger than Purdy's Wharf. Bird's Eye View
3) Maritime Centre (probably about 500,000 square feet of office space) - Bird's Eye View
4) King's Wharf, which is currently under construction in Dartmouth (of the Halifax Regional Municipality) is a very large, mostly residential complex. It will consist of a dozen towers ranging from 12 - 33 storey towers (I estimate that it will be over 1.5 million square feet of space when complete). Two towers are complete with two more under construction. The 33 storey tower is slated to start in late 2013/early 2014. Here is a link to the site plan - http://kingswharf.ca/images/uploads/...%20copy_e2.pdf
. And also the general website - http://kingswharf.ca/
5) Nova Centre - is the new Halifax convention centre/office/hotel complex, which is touted as having 1 million square feet of total space (although I think they are including the parking space). Excavation will start this coming week. The plans are being refined as excavation takes place. The following link shows the most recent rendering - http://thechronicleherald.ca/sites/d...vaCentre_0.JPG
Halifax also has large medical and university complexes. St John's in Newfoundland seems to be booming because of oil money (it is now considered to be a "have province") but I have never been there (it is considered to be one of the Atlantic Provinces but is physically separated by the Atlantic Ocean from the Maritme Provinces of NS, NB and PEI - thus many Maritimers haven't been there. I am not sure how complexes in St John's, NFLD compare in size with ones in Halifax.
I think the largest mall in the Maritimes is in Moncton - Champlain Place