The Vic Suites look pretty good in this photo. I also like the new (to me) Cunard statue location. There is still a long way to go but I think Halifax has a lot more nicely developed outdoor places like this than it used to.
I was thinking about this the other day -- this end of Barrington might have a long way to go, but it has already come a long way.
When I was a kid in Jr. High, this was basically a problem area. People forget that South Barrington was pretty sketchy in the late 80s (probably before then too). You had prostitution in a lot of that area, there was still a heavy industry presence, and places like the park in front of the Westin was not exactly safe at night.
Oh, and the Lighthouse Strip Club didn't help things either. Not that I'm adverse to Strip Clubs themselves, but they can attract the seedier element.
Well, the Lighthouse has been gone for something like almost two decades now, the industry in the area has been pushed further back, and a lot of these new developments are going up. Everyone remembers the problems with Gottigen and the North End largely because... well, those problems are still there to large degrees. But I think people forget that this used to be a problem area as well that seems to have been turned around so the downtown can expand south.