While we're on the topic of buildings in Stronghold:
Defenitely use the SPACE BAR and maybe that button for *flatten landescape*,
I remember reading reviews of Stronghold back then and some reviewers totally missed out on the feature and thought that building a castle was dead hard in this game.
LOL I agree, if I didn't know I could make all buildings into flat squares when I'm building my "masterpiece" then I would've chucked stuff at my computer.
OH and I'm recalling the shortcut from memory, haven't had a chance to replay Stronghold recently yet.
You can (right click, i think) and toggle a semi-flatten mode, where you get an idea of what is where but can still see. It's a good compromise.