Comment 68301

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted August 20, 2011 at 11:27:14

Montreal would be the most appropriate Canadian template for Hamilton to use in terms of maximum building heights within the context of respecting the natural features of the city. The City of Montreal has a municipal regulation prohibiting the construction of any building exceeding the height of Mount Royal.

Mount Royal has an elevation of 233 metres or 764 feet, over twice the height of Hamilton’s escarpment. The tallest building in Montreal, 1000 de La Gauchetiere, is 51 storeys has a height of 205 metres or 673 feet, which is approximately 88% of the height of Mount Royal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Montreal

The City of Hamilton should consider adopting a scalable version of the City of Montreal municipal regulation prohibiting the construction of any building exceeding the height of Mount Royal.

Hamilton’s escarpment has an elevation of about 100 metres or 330 feet. A building 88% of the height of the escarpment would be approximately 290 feet high and would accommodate a building in the range of 23 storeys (12.5 feet per storey) to 29 storeys (10 feet per storey). This would seem to be a reasonable maximum height for the tallest new buildings in downtown Hamilton without compromising the natural aesthetic value of the escarpment.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-08-20 11:37:32

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