Originally Posted by Metro-One
How come all these small cities in the east (save Halifax) seem to have no new towers. All their recent growth seems to be in the form of sprawl.
Cause we have lots of space, and its cheaper to build in the 'burbs...city government doesnt push urban nearly enough, and not many in the general public seem to really care
That being said in Moncton we have had a few new "tall" (from our small city perspective) buildings go up in the past 20 years.
- Blue Cross center, 9 floors - 1988
- City Hall, 6 floors - 1996
- Moncton Place, 6 floors - 1996
- Chateau Moncton, 6 floors - early 2000s
- Belmar Plaza, 6 floors - 2006
- Marriott, 6 floors - 2008
And we have a couple of towers in the 7-10 floor range that will be going up downtown in the next couple of years.
In Saint John the Mercintile Center @ 8 floors went up in the late 90's and they have a new hotel @ 10 floors going up right now. They also have a few sizable towers on the horizon.
In Fredericton there has been a few buildings in the 6-8 floor range go up since the early 90's and they have a new 6-7 floor office/convention center goin up as well.
Obviously nothing super impressive, but there is some movement