I have recently looked at the proposed "Justification Report" the county has prepared to justify their putting a 30-story building where the current Middlesex County Health building is at Ridout and King Street in London, Ontario.
Not only will the building take up and block a LOT of park space and add seriously to traffic congestion problems, but I have to wonder how purposely duplicitous they were being with their shadow/sunlight study.
Their diagrams show that a 30-story building would cast NO shadow over the heritage Middlesex Courthouse which is only about 60 feet to the north of the proposed building. They must have estimated that result for June 21 or something, when the sun is highest in the sky. Clearly other times of the year the proposed building would frequently cover the old Middlesex Courthouse and its surrounding land in shadows, detracting seriously from the light which helps make the old courthouse such an intriguing and beautiful sight.
Here is the diagram:
Now look at this aerial photo which appears in that same report. The shadow cast by the north Renaissance tower (shown in the lower right of each of the above drawings), which is only about 20 stories, would clearly reach and cover the old Middlesex Courthouse if it were located on the orange rectangle of the proposed tower. It reaches all the way to "The Bud", not halfway, as is shown in those above diagrams.
I don't want to go overboard, but it looks as if the planners who did that shadow diagram were either seriously mistaken or intentionally misleading. Whatever the explanation, their credibility here (and likely throughout the report) must be questioned.
If nothing else, this portion of that report must be challenged.