Comment 74696

By TreyS (registered) | Posted February 23, 2012 at 09:52:18

Height restrictions in other cities exist because of a reason. Ottawa, no buildings taller than the Parliament (within a radius) Montreal, no buildings taller than the mountain, for view reasons, still allows for 60-story buildings though. Vancouver, and Tokyo it's an earthquake thing, but for some reason Seattle and LA can build 70-stories. Athens, nothing to shadow the Acropolis. etc.

In Hamilton we have no good reason why we have a height limit. It's just another regulation on free-enterprise.

Originally our tallest -- Century 21 -- was to have a revolving restaurant and heli-pad, so that diners could see the city below, Toronto and onto the mountain. Too bad our ambition died in the 70s. So we knee-cap developments at 9-12 floors, for why?

Comment edited by TreyS on 2012-02-23 09:54:09

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