Thursday, January 21, 2010
Think Outside the Boxes, Fortis
Just a quick viewpoint on the Fortis proposal to develop a 15-storey office building, and refurbish their existing rectangle, on the St. John's waterfront. I don't have a problem with 15 or 20-storey buildings, but while there is still an opportunity, why not really try to make the place look like there is some architectural creative flair and style on the waterfront, rather than just four flat sides and a flat roof. Let's face it, St. John's is the main face of the province, and the harbour front is plastered everywhere and seen from a number of vantage points, from Sig Hill, to boats, planes, postcards, and tv and net. There's an abundance of creativity here, and it would be nice to see a sign of that reflected in the calm waters of the harbour mirroring any new development.