New Fortis Buildings would dominate the sky

The proposal from Fortis Properties to build a 15 story building on Water Street in St. John's and demolish historic buildings in the heritage zone of downtown drew fire almost immediately. It is so far beyond the city's development plan and heritage regulations you can't help ask why bother?

CBC did a pretty good job dropping the new Fortis buildings into the view from The Rooms. Kudos to the Photoshop Jockey. I thought I would see what it would look like from other parts of the city. Instead of photoshopping the artists concept into a photo I thought I would like to simply see how it would block out the views. This way you can see what is behind. Scale is accurate in the faded down areas. There is no doubt this building would be the biggest thing in the sky.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 28, 2010 at 19:04 #

    It is so far beyond the city's development plan and heritage regulations you can't help ask why bother?SEO Books

  2. Anonymous January 31, 2010 at 10:23 #

    I have visited St-ohn's a couple of times. It is a unique city. The new building will not help the city. There are so many ways that developers can either help a city or spoil it. The proposal will be a spoiler. Good luck to those who will try to prevent it.

  3. Anonymous January 28, 2010 at 23:46 #

    tell that to the mayor please

  4. Anonymous January 28, 2010 at 16:54 #

    This is very useful because it makes clear that the cruise ships will eventually see little of the legendary town except at glass and steel wall. If – as is probable if this approval goes through – other do the same, neither The Anglican Cathedral nor The Room will be seen from the Harbour in the future. Goodbye St. John's as a tourist destination.