Originally Posted by ILoveHalifax
What I read is if they were to try to save it (the facade0 they would have to add a few feet per floor to get proper ceiling height and that would most likely destroy the appearance of the building.
There is no "proper" ceiling height, just preferred. I encourage you to take a walk through NYC sometime and marvel at the streets full of buildings with obsolete ceiling heights. As to how high can be built here, 28 metres under HRMbD.
Here's what I don't understand: Rather than try and preserve what is clearly one of the very best buildings of its era in the city, the province, and in fact the country, people just immediately go, "well, it's old and there are certain challenges with reusing it. So rather than try and solve those problems, knock 'er down."
We need to exercise more imagination with building out city. There are lots of other places to put new glass towers.