That is exactly what I thought as well. Please no, please. Although I can't see HP doing that.Tower with contemporary office floor plate (ie. simple rectangular form), a screened top to shield mechanical equipment. Sounds like Bay Adelaide Centre to me.
I really do not like the height of this one either. It's gotta be either a bit shorter or a bit taller.Can we have this tower reach over 350 hundred meters please ! It would create a more jagged height look in the waterfront skyline ! As you can see the office towers at 250 metres range has that limit height look . As you can see in Koops diagram below !
That may be what companies are saying, but all I'm hearing from employees is "we can't stand working from home and can't wait to get back to the office." It will be interesting to see how this plays out.I was going to say, based on the diagram shown this tower looks to be between 245-250m. My bet is that it falls into that zone.
I doubt it will ever be built though. All I hear from companies post COVID is that they are realizing that office space isn't as important anymore. Many corporations are planning for a future where a good chunk of their workforce works from home. So the demand for these massive 700ft+ office towers are a thing of the past IMO. I doubt The Hub, Union Centre, or CC3 will ever be built, not to mention this one.
We should be happy we are still getting 160 Front, CIBC Square, Bay Adelaide North, and The Well Office tower. Might be the last.
Working from home also limits learning by osmosis and office networking, especially for newcomers.That may be what companies are saying, but all I'm hearing from employees is "we can't stand working from home and can't wait to get back to the office." It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
I had hoped the hotel would shift to this site; as one step towards redeveloping Habour Square in its entirety.Agree although it's early on so perhaps we should wait and see. The far bigger problem is what's south of it. I don't see how we can ever stitch the waterfront together as long as the Westin Harbourcastle and those 4 condo towers to its west exist. They will remain a major blight on the waterfront for generations.