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Old March 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM   #41
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 04:40 PM   #42
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Photos of Hamilton for those who don't know it:
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Old March 4th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #43
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Hamilton is a very old established industrial city and is known as the 'Steel City' since 60% of national steel production is centred here. It has never been a suburb of Toronto, but always a major Canadian city in it's own right. Hamilton is strategically situated between Toronto and the Niagara Falls/Buffalo area.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #44
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is this the tower that was supposed to be built in Toronto?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #45
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^ Yes, it's with the same architect as well.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #46
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Well if city hall in Toronto does not want to build the proposed
tallest building in Canada, then we will take it.
Hamilton has always been in the top 10 of Canadian cities.
I believe that if we were not so close (40miles or 65km) to Toronto,
then I'm sure we would have developed alot larger (Toronto steals all our thunder!)
Hamilton went through a smaller skyscraper boom in the 70's.
We need some large develpments now also.
Up until this announcement, the largest was an 11 story condo downtown.
Many years ago I used to live in the building they tore down. :-(
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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:35 AM   #47
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Here's the very latest, a new design for the building.

From Millstone @ SSP....

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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:40 AM   #48
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is it necessary for hamilton for build a supertall. Doesn't seem to me this city needs one though
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:50 PM   #49
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looks like a very simple and slim box
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:21 AM   #50
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Stinson planning giant tower as part of Connaught development

May 21, 2008
By WADE HEMSWORTH
The Hamilton Spectator

Harry Stinson is planning a soaring signature building that would become a symbol of Hamilton in the same way the Eiffel Tower is for Paris, or as the Empire State Building is for New York City.

“Every city needs an icon,” Stinson said.

The L-shaped Connaught Tower would rise to a sharp and dramatic point 1,000 feet over downtown Hamilton — making it about three times the height of the Niagara Escarpment, and dwarfing downtown’s current giant, the Century 21 tower virtually across the street.

Stinson unveiled his plans at a reception Wednesday.

But before he can build the tower at the southeast corner of the Connaught site — now a parking lot — he plans to refit the old hotel, turning it into a hybrid hotel operation and condominium residence, with amenities that include a lavish lobby bar, grand ballrooms, a 24-hour coffee shop and a 24-hour grocery store.

Construction of the entire complex would cost about $180 million, the developer said, and would have an ultimate retail value of about $350 million.

Stinson said he has bought the former Liaison College property on John Street South and plans to add it to the Connaught complex, which he has purchased for $9.5 million in a deal that closes at the end of June.

Before then, he is planning to open a sales office near the property downtown to begin selling about 300 condo units in the historic hotel building. Those units in the upper floors of the hotel would range from $199,000 to $299,000, and would come fully furnished, he said. Meanwhile, the lower floors would operate as a boutique hotel.

Completing the hotel building — which Stinson plans to do within he next two years — would pave the way to build the tower by generating income and proving there is a market for downtown Hamilton properties.

“The elephant in the room is will anybody buy these? I can’t say that for sure,” he said.

The tower project would reach a height equal to 100 storeys, with about 80 floors of usable space and the narrow top of the spike reserved for wind turbines and other mechanical elements.

“It’s inefficient, but it gives the whole thing its punch,” he said.

The top units of the building betwen the 70th and 80th floors would each be single units with stunning views of the city, said the developer -- and would sell for the equivalent of a nice house in Dundas, he said.

About five storeys of the new tower would be reserved for the hotel operation, he said.

The entire complex would feature underground parking space for 1,000 vehicles, divided between conventional spaces for short-term parking and mechanical parking slots for longer stays.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:21 AM   #51
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:29 AM   #52
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What a tool he is!
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 02:19 AM   #53
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Massive tower planned for downtown

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5/21/2008

Imagine a 100-storey tower shaped like a pyramid, soaring over downtown Hamilton.

That's the vision presented by developer Harry Stinson, who is in the midst of finalizing his purchase of the former Connaught Hotel property from LIUNA at a cost of 9.5 million dollars.

Stinson plans to restore the Connaught itself, as a combination hotel and condominium complex, and he plans to open a sales office in June.

Once that portion of the project is complete, he would build a one-thousand foot tower, shaped like a pyramid next to the Connaught, as an "iconic" building that would serve as a symbol for the City of Hamilton.

The first 80 storeys of the tower would be a combination of retail, office space and condominiums. The top twenty would not be habitable and would instead house such things as wind turbines and solar cells.

Stinson sees the project as a "catalyst for change", adding that it would generate millions of dollars in new tax assessment and over 300 permanent new jobs.

He believes that it could all be completed within about four years.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:32 PM   #54
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at 100 storey tower in Hamilton....that's crazy, but cool
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 02:01 PM   #55
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Stinson Plans Canada's Tallest Building After Losing to Trump

By Joe Schneider

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Harry Stinson, the former Toronto developer who unsuccessfully challenged Donald Trump to build Canada's highest apartment building, is trying again. This time in Hamilton, Ontario.

Stinson today unveiled plans for a 1,000-foot (305-meter) tower in the shape of a slim pyramid as part of a C$300 million ($305 million) project at a hotel first opened in 1916 in downtown Hamilton, 41 miles southwest of Toronto. Apartments on the top floors will sell for more than C$1 million, he said.

The Royal Connaught Hotel project aims to revive Hamilton's city center, which has been dormant for decades, Stinson told business owners and local politicians. Hamilton, with a population of 505,000, is best known as Canada's steel city and the home of Dofasco Inc., a unit of ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker.

``Steel mills are an image of the past,'' Stinson said. ``Hamilton is sort of this forgotten city.''

Stinson had to scrap proposals last year for twin towers in Toronto's financial district, one an 81-story building, after failing to pay a mortgage on the land. The project would have surpassed a 70-story condominium Trump had planned a block away.

Trump's tower has been scaled down to 57 stories, and is under construction. Stinson's Sapphire Tower has been shelved, with Sapphire Tower Development Corp. having been placed in bankruptcy protection July 20, one of four Stinson companies that sought protection from creditors last year.

Stinson expects to raise C$20 million in initial funding for the Hamilton project through a private bond sale. Renovations will take about two years and construction of the tower will follow and take about 18 months, he said.

`Emotionally Drained'

Stinson said in an interview he was ``emotionally drained'' and looking for a new start after the Toronto developments failed. He considered New York and Los Angeles, before deciding on Hamilton.

``Things were happening'' in New York and Los Angeles, he said and ``nothing was happening'' in Hamilton, where business people had been sitting on downtown properties for decades without developing them.

He's starting the project by converting the Royal Connaught into a mixture of hotel rooms and condominiums, which will start at C$199,000 for a 600-square-foot unit, less than half the price of similar units in Toronto.

The plans echo the King Street development he oversaw in Toronto to create The Suites at 1 King West, a luxury condominium-hotel.

Units in the tower will begin at C$300,000, he said.

``We have been trying to put Hamilton on the map,'' Hamilton real estate broker Judy Marsales said. ``This'll do it.''

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...c&refer=canada
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 02:47 PM   #56
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reminds me at HL2
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 02:52 PM   #57
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Looks similar to the London Bridge Tower...only this one isn't anywhere near as good.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 03:39 PM   #58
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June 7, Mr. Stinson plans to open an off-site sales office.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:05 PM   #59
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People need to wait 2 more weeks to buy a nice residence from this nice tower.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #60
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There was a "building boom" in Hamilton in the early 70's.
The Century 21 (Landmart tower), Stelco tower, Jackson square &
The Olympia were all built roughly around the same time.
I remember watching the Landmart tower rise.

As a proud Hamiltonian and a skyscraper fan,
it has been a very long wait for any decent tall developments.
This tower would be great, but really we need some 150-200m towers.

It would be fantastic that Canada's first (and long overdue)
supertall (300m) would be in Hamilton instead of Toronto!
I can't believe that Toronto is a world class city,
but because of politics, has yet to join the supertall club.

Go Harry Stinson! (we even have a Stinson school, if he builds this tower,
we will pretend that the school is named after him)

I will believe this construction when I see it ...
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