True, but the massing of the tower is so out of scale with the immediate context of the Automotive Building. If it had been a very slender point tower clad in a compatible material, I don’t think the negative reactions would have been so visceral. Also, the fact that a building developed on city property can get a pass on complying with the Tall Building Guidelines, while every other development in the city gets micromanaged by planning staff, only exacerbates the negativity.The walkway leads you to an entrance hall with elevators that can also be used for events. They preserved the archeological foundations of the former military complex outside the hotel beneath the walkway. But they also added lighting and put a massive glass floor above the foundations inside the hotel.
It's very impressive to see the foundations through the glass floor inside, and I was totally surprised when I saw it in person given how poorly received this project has been here. There's nothing like it in the city. Even with St. Lawrence Market North, they declined to invest the money needed to preserve the archeological finds at their original location.