It would be more vibrant too but it's 9th Ave that's the problem. It's a main artery of downtown. A wide, fast, and noisy street with the train right near and an empty parking lot to stare endlessly into. Most of Calgary's downtown is not pedestrian friendly.Tearing down historical buildings of no real historical value has also been done before. Remember Penny Lane? Sure we now have 2 nice towers in the skyline but I remember reading all the fancy architect speak on Eighth Avenue Place documents about how the podium was going to integrate with the pedestrian realm on Stephen Avenue and create street presence and blah blah blah. That block is no completely dead and the incredible vibrancy we had in Penny Lane is gone forever.