Originally Posted by eternallyme
IMO, in the downtown, there should be a moratorium on new buildings taller than the Peace Tower clock, which should have been preserved all along.
However, outside that area (which I define as the K1N, K1P, K1R, K1S and K2P postal codes), there should be no restrictions - 50 or more is fine with me, especially in the urban subcentres.
Originally Posted by S-Man
Build baby build! No one can see the Peace Tower from the mid or lower parts of Centretown. You couldn't even see the tip of it from my friend's 13th floor apartment on Gladstone and Metcalfe. But at least the wall of buildings blocking it was flat as a ruler.
eternallyme: I'm shocked at reading something like that.. it makes no sense for the exact reason that S-Man pointed out.
If you're walking at street level of any street .. whether there's a 5 stories building there or a 40 stories building there.. you won't see what's behind it end of the line.
What should be the rule or bylaw or law or whatever you want to call it is: Any thing directly in sightline front (so from elgin to say o'connor) should actually be very low and in my opinion the grand metcalfe boulevard from wellington down to the nature museum would be the ideal .. giving the hill and the peace tower a real showcase feel.. anything behind the hill and peace tower should be the same but we don't have to worry about that because there's a river. Anything left of elgin (city hall, the pocket of residential next to the elgin strip, rideau, market, etc..) should be continued as is meaning mostly low rise with the occasional high rise ..but nothing would go beyond elgin again further re-enforcing the showcase status of the hill and the peace tower .. anything right of o'connor should be fair game..build 70 stories if you want but don't go beyond o'connor or wellington .. wellington should be a grand showcase boulevard as well.