Comment 82266

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted October 25, 2012 at 23:30:57 in reply to Comment 82262

A fair question.

The difference is the Cannon Knitting Mills has multiple worthwhile, unique architectural features. You won't find any building with that castle like design at the front on Cannon. Two large square (albeit not exactly symmetrical) towers, beside and almost church like centre, attached to an old multi faceted industrial style windowing, opening up to a nearby park. Industry meeting parkland, it's unique, it's sellable, it's canvas that can be worked with and completely converted into something new since it's industry has long since left and also ample size and room to work with, to build new walls/rooms and garages as needed. Also, given it's size, it's probably possible to reinforce and add structure easily if you wanted to increase the height of the building.

These buildings have a Victorian cornice, that you can find in countless buildings all over Hamilton and Windows that boast arches, which while nice are not particularly unique. Even more so, when you can walk down to Chesters and Fingers, or down James St and see almost the exact same style of building. Also assuming you restored it, it would serve to be...small buisness/small residential apartments that it currently is, and each of these unit's is a small, long stretching separate building, making it structurally difficult to work with, and neigh impossible to link given the existing interior brick divisions between them (that we can see in the currently demolished building) and mismatching floors. Their sizes also do not lend themselves to any parking other then the rear surface parking, which is a blight.

and no, I'm not connected with them. I'm a young professional who resides in Corktown, and would love to be able to walk and do my produce shopping on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, since I can't with the farmers market being closed those days.

Comment edited by -Hammer- on 2012-10-26 00:11:14

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