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SignalHillHiker Jul 14, 2013 11:55 PM

:haha: I love Rimouski.

davidivivid Jul 15, 2013 1:15 AM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8...4bff0fb6_b.jpg
Le Chateau Frontenac, le port de Qu├ębec et le Fleuve Saint Laurent par Haja Nirina, sur Flickr

Tone Jul 15, 2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 6197791)
:haha: I love Rimouski.

That's nice to hear! Did you go through here before?

SignalHillHiker Jul 15, 2013 11:01 PM

Not that I know of. We did drive across Canada. And took the train from Halifax to Vancouver one year. So I assume that means I definitely have been?

Rico Rommheim Jul 15, 2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Tone (Post 6197775)

Rimouski has a skyline!


Let's hope it keeps on growing!

Tone Jul 15, 2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 6199015)
Not that I know of. We did drive across Canada. And took the train from Halifax to Vancouver one year. So I assume that means I definitely have been?

The train comes around 1 - 1h30am so you were probably sleeping.:haha:

Tone Jul 15, 2013 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Rico Rommheim (Post 6199017)
Rimouski has a skyline!


Let's hope it keeps on growing!

It should! A new 100 room hotel located just left of that picture has been approved this spring, were waiting to see the render but it should be between 6 and 10 stories my guess.:P

advance62 Jul 19, 2013 5:30 AM

Kitchener:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/9...fa6e0a5e_b.jpg
Kitchener Skyline Haze by Matt M S, on Flickr

SignalHillHiker Jul 19, 2013 12:41 PM

I forget who posted it here, but I always think, "There's the Great Tits of Kitchener!" whenever I see that building now.

kwoldtimer Jul 19, 2013 12:57 PM

I'm kind of glad they never built it's twin tower. Not sure what they would have done with four tits! :D

To me, the most (only) interesting thing about Kitchener's exceedingly modest skyline is the way that the downtown topography and the spacing of the buildings has the effect of levelling everything out. From most vantage points most of the buildings look the same height even though they range from about 10 to 19 stories. I don't think that will change with the two new condos (19 and 17 stories) about to break ground downtown.

koops65 Jul 19, 2013 4:53 PM

Those will be way over on the far left in that shot, and will be a lot taller than the surrounding buildings there.

caltrane74 Jul 19, 2013 4:56 PM

Kitchener, huge population, small skyline.

koops65 Jul 19, 2013 5:17 PM

Yeah, I'm getting old and grey waiting for something over 100 metres to be built here...

Chadillaccc Jul 19, 2013 5:22 PM

I wonder why there has never been an attempt, currently or historically, to build a tall building in Kitchener.

koops65 Jul 19, 2013 5:35 PM

I cant answer that, but I'm very hopeful with the new LRT there will be a boom in condo construction nearby, which might also spur office development as well.

vid Jul 19, 2013 11:29 PM

What is the tallest building ever proposed for Kitchener, anyway?

Thunder Bay has had a couple ~20 storey proposals in the past.

kwoldtimer Jul 20, 2013 2:45 AM

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 6204030)
What is the tallest building ever proposed for Kitchener, anyway?

Thunder Bay has had a couple ~20 storey proposals in the past.

No apartments over 19 stories in Kitchener and no office towers of more than about 12 stories. At the moment, the booming high tech sector is demanding space in renovated old post and beam industrial buildings, so any modern office towers seem a medium term prospect at best. The multi-modal transportation hub that will open in 2017 will be designed to eventually incorporate high-rise construction, but it is not known how far in the future that might be.

Waterloo's SunLife HQ is K-W's tallest office tower at 19 stories (I think). Waterloo also has a couple of 25 storey apartment towers under construction or proposed. Since Waterloo is more or less built out to its boundaries, I think it's skyline could develop more quickly than Kitchener's.

advance62 Jul 20, 2013 2:51 AM

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Originally Posted by kwoldtimer (Post 6204179)
No apartments over 19 stories in Kitchener and no office towers of more than about 12 stories. At the moment, the booming high tech sector is demanding space in renovated old post and beam old industrial buildings, so any modern office towers seem a medium term prospect at best. The multi-modal transportation hub that will open in 2017 will be designed to eventually incorporate high-rise construction, but it is not known how far in the future that might be.

Waterloo's SunLife HQ is K-W's tallest office tower at 19 stories (I think). Waterloo also has a couple of 25 storey apartment towers under construction or proposed. Since Waterloo is more or less built out to its boundaries, I think it's skyline could develop more quickly than Kitchener's.

It remains to be seen how fast office towers will come but I think new condo towers will be popping up quiet a bit in the next few years with City Centre and One Victoria finnnnnalllllly providing some momentum.

I don't think much will get built in Waterloo's core besides the Barrelyards and south of Uptown (bauer, 144 park).

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9...c7d4a690_b.jpg
Kitchener Skyline Haze by Matt M S, on Flickr

someone123 Jul 20, 2013 2:57 AM

Interesting aerial of Dartmouth, NS:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1...0/88590746.jpg
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Dr Awesomesauce Jul 20, 2013 3:14 AM

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Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 6203610)
Kitchener, huge population, small skyline.

...but great tits!


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