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Old Posted Jul 20, 2013, 2:51 AM
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Originally Posted by kwoldtimer View Post
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).

Kitchener Skyline Haze by Matt M S, on Flickr
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