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Old Posted Dec 15, 2010, 7:25 PM
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Ottawa is not lacking parks in any way in fact we have to many as it is now.As for tall buildings with in reason its good but to have a tall building in every case no that is not good to just have tall buildings does not increase quality of life as is aid many times it does decrease quality of life in soem ways.

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Old Posted Dec 15, 2010, 9:18 PM
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I think that there needs to be a balance, and in Ottawa that balance is not there. I don't think 50 storey buildings would suit Ottawa, but I do think a few structure in the range of 30-35 would really add to the scape without infringing.

This building along with Tribeca are a great start to rebalancing view. I also maintain that the more the developer gets out of the project, the more they should be expected to give back to the city.
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I've always imagined turning Bank and Laurier into a plaza/square similar to Dundas or Times Square but with an elevated plaza, featuring an attention and crowd-drawing sculpture/work of art of some kind. I really wish I was given full control of this city sometimes...
That parking lot bordered by Albert, Kent and Queen would make a good plaza/square.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2010, 10:37 PM
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That parking lot bordered by Albert, Kent and Queen would make a good plaza/square.
I believe something is slated to be built there if I'm not mistaken.
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That parking lot bordered by Albert, Kent and Queen would make a good plaza/square.
Isn't that the site of the next phase of Place De Ville?
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I've always imagined turning Bank and Laurier into a plaza/square similar to Dundas or Times Square but with an elevated plaza, featuring an attention and crowd-drawing sculpture/work of art of some kind. I really wish I was given full control of this city sometimes...
I've always thought the parking lot Queen and Kent would be a good place for a large plaza (over underground parking). Maybe we can become co-emperors of Ottawa and shake things up a bit!
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Isn't that the site of the next phase of Place De Ville?
Unfortunately yes, but when the economy tanks and takes planned projects with it, I am going for the plaza!
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Unfortunately yes, but when the economy tanks and takes planned projects with it, I am going for the plaza!
Brookfield's plan is/was for three 19-storey towers (it used to be called PdeV phaseIII, but I don't think they use that name anymore). I think the 19-storey tower planned to replace the Podium Building at PdeV Phase II will get built before anything happens in the Queen-Kent-Albert parking lot.

In any event, there's no reason that lot couldn't accommodate the three towers and a nice plaza.
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you are right. ottawa is not lacking parks at all, we have an incredible amount of greenspace. it's the CBD specifically that is lacking parks and public plazas. if we keep filling entire blocks with double and triple tower developments it doesn't leave any room for these.
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HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of what i'm talking about. sorry about the 2 minutes photoshop hack job. tall, slender towers. same square footage, but leaving more space in the CBD for parks & plazas. that way we can achieve the desired density without creating a row after row of stumpy buildings with wind tunnels between them.
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Like others have said you need balance just having tall buildings is not the way to go and it does not increase anything.As for parks even in the core with in the green belt there is a done and no i am not talking about green space these are parks.
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Like others have said you need balance just having tall buildings is not the way to go and it does not increase anything.As for parks even in the core with in the green belt there is a done and no i am not talking about green space these are parks.
He's proposing that we at least put a few true skyscrapers up every once in a while, not have us become Manhattan overnight.

I also find it funny that there are many in Ottawa who believe that having shorter towers limits a wind-tunnel effect.
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He's proposing that we at least put a few true skyscrapers up every once in a while, not have us become Manhattan overnight.

I also find it funny that there are many in Ottawa who believe that having shorter towers limits a wind-tunnel effect.
Having skyscrapers every where does not improve your quality of life are some needed yes but not in massive amount.
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Having skyscrapers every where does not improve your quality of life are some needed yes but not in massive amount.
No one's suggesting a massive amount...
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No one's suggesting a massive amount...
Some are there was a posters on the ottawa sun a few weeks back that wants every building torn down and replaced with skyscrpaers.
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Some are there was a posters on the ottawa sun a few weeks back that wants every building torn down and replaced with skyscrpaers.
I find that incredibly hard to believe, even for here...
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I find that incredibly hard to believe, even for here...
I am not making this up this person was posting saying he is young and wants something to be proud about he went on to say he wants all the old buildings torn down and replaced with tall buildings.
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I am not making this up this person was posting saying he is young and wants something to be proud about he went on to say he wants all the old buildings torn down and replaced with tall buildings.
Ahem, proof?
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Ahem, proof?
I will say this i admit i was wrong i found a post by that poster and what they want is taller buildings not tear ever building down.

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No one's suggesting a massive amount...
A start of a couple of 35-40 story modern looking towers would do wonders for the most boring skyline in Canada and the 3rd most boring skyline of any north American city with a population of 1 million plus.
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