Promontory | 21-storeys; 66.3m | Residential
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Promontory is the second building of Bayview Properties’ and Bosa Properties’ multi-phased redevelopment of Vic West’s Songhees neighbourhood’s hilltop area perched atop an old helipad site. Promontory will become the City of Victoria’s tallest building, eclipsing the 22-storey, 62-meter Orchard House by some four meters.
The first phase of the project, Bayview One, saw the completion of an 11-storey luxury condo with several lowrise buildings. A third residential tower, at 17-storeys, will accompany Promontory and Bayview One upon build-out.
In late 2008 Bayview Properties won approval from council for an increase in height for Promontory and tower III to 21- and 17-storeys, respectively, from initial plans for 13- and 11-storeys.
In early 2011 Bosa Properties of Vancouver partnered with Bayview Properties to build the remainder of the Bayview project and the neighbouring Roundhouse property.
This project was originally called Songhees Hilltop before being re-branded as Bayview.
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Below are the five latest responses to the dedicated discussion thread for this project:
concordeMay 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm
Wow, Bosa and Campbell have ZERO commitment to public safety. Allowing cars to drive under a lift is unacceptable. If that load somehow fails, innocent people will die. I expect better, but it also makes me wonder what else they are cheating on….
It only takes 30 seconds to stop traffic, but I guess they don’t care.
In case people don't know a fully loaded concrete bucket weighs 3-4 tons depending on size. You can only imagine that falling from 50 feet on to a car or person.
dasmoMay 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Well spotted concorde!
phxMay 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm
It's hard to be sure from the video, but it looked to me like the cars had gone through before the bucket swung across the road.
aastraMay 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm
I have to say, I've seen cranes lifting stuff over busy traffic lanes/parking lots/sidewalks/etc. numerous times in my life and I'm not exactly a watchdog re: construction sites. What are the laws in this regard? When are they obliged to stop traffic and when are they allowed to use their own discretion?
Edit: Based on what I've personally witnessed, I don't know whether to laugh or cry after reading the following. So what does "other effective means" mean?
14.44 Loads over work areas
(1) If practicable, work must be arranged to prevent passing a load over any person.
(2) A crane or hoist operator must not pass a load over a person, unless no practicable alternative exists and then only after the person has been warned of the danger by an audible alarm or other effective means.
(3) A person working at a workplace must not stand under or pass beneath a suspended load.
History BuffMay 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm
They had flaggers on the road and the video is through I fish eye lens with great distortion so what you see may not be what the flaggers saw from below
But I suppose if the main jib were to collapse it would take out the full width of esquimalt road so saying they have zero safety for the public is extreme in my opinion