By Jason Leach
Published June 29, 2012
this blog entry has been updated
Over at Skyscraperpage, user "Steeltown" has posted a preliminary conceptual rendering of the planned McMaster Health Campus at 100 Main Street West, the site of the current Education Centre.
One of the things people have used to soften the blow of losing the Board of Education building is that it will be replaced with a modern, high-density building built right to the street and command a great presence on Main Street.
Now with this insipid rendering surfacing, I think the public has a responsibility to demand a world class structure be built, not a 1980s-inspired service road office box with tiny windows, block bricks that will be out of style the second the building is completed and a lower density than what is currently there.
This is appalling - especially since Hamilton taxpayers are contributing tens of millions toward it.
Update: RTH received an email from "Steeltown" to note that we don't have permission to repost the picture of the rendering that was embedded on Skyscraperpage. Please click the link to view the rendering.