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Historical place
Location type: Historical place
Location address: Canada
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by | Reference Nhl4hamilton | © CC 3.0
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Landmark Place is the tallest building in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at the corner of Main Street East and Catharine Street South in the Corktown/Stinson neighbourhood. This 43-storey building (127 metres/417 feet) was completed in 1974, and was originally known as the Century 21 building. It was built by Al Frisina as a mixed use building; commercial, residential and retail. Original plans included adding a heliport and a revolving rooftop restaurant but those plans were scrapped. Frisina also believes that no other building will be built in Hamilton taller than Landmark Place because as he puts it; ‘the demand’s not there and nobody’s crazy enough to do it.’ In the early 1960s, Frisina took on Hamilton’s six-storey height limit. he brought in a consultant who told the city it could save money on services by building up instead of out. Frisina won and built the 18-storey Clarendon on Hunter near Bay. Today it is known as The Fontainebleu.

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