Comment 122687

By JasonL (registered) | Posted March 21, 2018 at 21:55:47 in reply to Comment 122683

not sure I buy that when we're talking relatively short towers (for big cities) in the 30-40 storey range. Research has shown 40-50 stories is the ultimate sweet spot for construction of new buildings being spread out over the units. Once a building surpasses 50 floors constructions costs rise exponentially due to added complexities. I don't think we would see any more, or less developments just because a handful of builders want to land in the 30-40 storey range. I find it interesting that before this faux escarpment height issue became a thing a few months ago we were seeing development applications max out around 36-40 floors. Most applications were of course smaller, but this was the ceiling for the 'bigger' ones.

Your concept could have more merit if we were talking about 4 or 5 80-storey buildings sucking up all the demand. Hamilton isn't TO. I suspect pressure will rise at city hall in the next 5+ years for a couple new tallest builds once this next wave of mid/high-rises are built and complete.

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