Comment 49202

By jason (registered) | Posted October 11, 2010 at 17:26:26

Any theories as to why people are so allergic to six- and seven-storey buildings?

Some people are scared of light blue socks instead of dark blue. Change is scary for some people. it's easier to say "hey, my hood is pretty good. Sure it could be better, but that would mean getting creative and thinking outside the box, and I'm not up for that".

Also, I think Hamilton's expropriation craze in the 60's and 70's has left a lot of the older generation scared of any changes to their city. And for good reason. Much of what was great about Hamilton was destroyed by short sighted loonies in those two decades. We're still trying to pick up the pieces from that horrendous era.

Yes, I love the design for the Thistle Club site. Not sure what the hold-up is.

Call me crazy, but I still see a day where Hamilton builds 50-75 storey towers downtown. Not on Bay Street by the harbour or in Kirkendall, but on Main, James, Jackson, Hunter, Catharine - the mega parking lot districts that blight downtown. If Mississuaga can do it, why can't we??

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