image.jpg
image.jpg
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 658
  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 638
This project was bumped up a floor to 21 stories and is now called the William Thomas Residence, which will contain apartments for post secondary students. Construction is well underway.


Elevations:

IMG_0189.jpg

IMG_0190.jpg


IMG_1434.jpg

IMG_1431.jpg

IMG_1435.jpg

IMG_1433.jpg
 
Nice to see it stitch the streetwall back together on the James St side, but dang that is a slab.
 
Nice to see it stitch the streetwall back together on the James St side, but dang that is a slab.

Yeah it's definitely slab-like. Believe it or not the massing went through maybe 4 rounds of redesigns to achieve the right amount of setbacks. These renders don't really illustrate the massing at its best. I've seen 3D renders however they're not published online yet. The south side of the tower features a deep cut in which chops the slab into two distinct masses. As far as I know, the cut in will be the elevator lobby and is meant to be an illuminated strip down the side of the building.

At this point it's really hard to say what the final outcome will be aesthetically, but in terms of infill this is an exemplary project in Hamilton. They've really squeezed this building onto an awkward lot, and are restoring a heritage facade while doing so. Hamilton needs more of this.
 
Yeesh, really dreading this project. Most of the new builds in Hamilton have ranged from mediocre to horrific. Let's hope the final product stays with the former.
 

Back
Top