So says Joseph Baker, who is an architect, a past president of the Quebec Order of Architects, and a former director of Université Laval School of Architecture in this article in today’s Gazette.
I agree. The proposed project is a highrise version of a suburban strip mall. It is totally devoid of personality and does nothing to reflect the important cultural, architectural, and historical aspects of Griffintown that are crucial to maintaining a sense of place and continuity in the city, especially so close to the Lachine Canal, downtown, Point Saint Charles, etc. The Tremblay administration continues to show it’s colossal lack of a clear vision and a genuine concern for the city and it’s citizens by constantly trying to shove unpopular, and poorly conceived projects upon us.