No, it was too dense for 21st century Victoria. I don't object to the design: as I already said, this would have been great on the corner of Fort/View and Vancouver.
As for what you can build at this site? Four or five storey infill would be appropriate in my opinion.
I disagree. This area is not static and has already changed quite a bit. It’s already a dense area, and only getting denser.
There is already View Tower, the two pink buildings on View, the Metropolitan on Yates, the apartment building nearby at View/Cook and several mid-rise buildings on Fort. The highish-rise buildings on View and the Wave on Yates are a block or so away. There is a planned new mid-rise building at Cook and Fort, and of course the Jukebox property on View. We also have the Chard site on Yates which is likely to be developed in the near term. There are dozens of 3-6 storey buildings throughout the neighbourhood as well.