Comment 26152

By Jelly (anonymous) | Posted July 31, 2008 at 16:37:05

I just think Harry put the cart before the horse on this one- the tower to most people in Hamilton seems unrealistic or impossible. That's not to say it couldn't happen.

Regardless of Stinson's good or bad reputations in Toronto, if he wants Hamiltonians to be interested enough to invest in a project of that scope, he needs to start and finish a successful development here, and prove himself to us, even if it's something modest. It's obvious he wanted to blow into town and make waves. I just think most Hamiltonians would be impressed if Stinson just got the connaught up and running first, and then maybe we can start a conversation about Space Needles, or whatever else he has in mind.

I'm sure a lot of investors were turned off by what seemed like unrealistic idealism on Stinson's part. Hamilton has had enough carrots dangled in front of us, hopefully Harry starts to realize that. He just has to know we've seen too many unrealized concept sketches on the front page of the spec to take him for his word. We're a rightly cynical bunch. One step at a time is the only way we can redevelop the downtown, even when it comes to megaprojects.

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