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Yello on Yates
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 819 Yates Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
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[Downtown Victoria] Yello on Yates | Rentals; commercial | 15-storeys | Under construction

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#421 Gary H

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

Just inches to the theater building.  Also interesting, the first five floors appear to be massively thick, like 3x to 4x.  Is is just for added rigidity?

 

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#422 Nparker

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:09 PM

...the first four floors appear to be massively thick, like 3x to 4x.  Is iy just for added rigidity?

 

It almost seems like an aesthetic choice - albeit an expensive one. I can't recall if the structure is the same on the View Street side.



#423 Gary H

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:32 PM

I think you're right.

 

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#424 Nparker

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

I think you're right...

I love that high-res rendering. It almost makes you feel like you're living at Yello.



#425 grantpalin

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

I like the boxes. They add visual interest, unlike the typical flat surface of many new buildings.


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#426 Mixed365

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:39 PM

With all of those extensions (boxes around the windows/balconies) that must make it a very expensive building to construct. 


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#427 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

With all of those extensions (boxes around the windows/balconies) that must make it a very expensive building to construct. 

 

Hmmmmm.  I'm not sure if it does.  Some tricky forming, for sure.



#428 Mike K.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

April 19

 

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#429 Nparker

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:16 PM

Just 2 more floors on the View Street side and 6 on Yates Street. Why-oh-why are so many of the new downtown "high-rises" topping out at 15 floors? Who decided a table-top skyline was the best aesthetic for Victoria?


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#430 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:08 PM

Top photo was taken on May 22nd and the bottom photo on the 23rd.

 

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#431 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 12:26 PM

I wish this project could have been 2 taller & slimmer towers; more like Yates on Yates.



#432 jonny

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Posted Yesterday, 12:50 PM

I don't know. For a mid-rise, shorter sort of infill building, this may work out great. Four 21 storey high rises in a more or less straight row would look totally goofy.



#433 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 01:11 PM

I am just always loathe to see another wide-scraper.



#434 jonny

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Posted Yesterday, 01:40 PM

Wide buildings can work well if they are complimentary to high rise towers.



#435 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

Wide buildings can work well if they are complimentary to high rise towers.

I will have to respectfully disagree. I generally hate the aesthetic of high-rise buildings that are as wide (or wider) than they are tall. At least Yello runs North-South, unlike the odious View Towers & Jack Davis Building, and avoids a huge north-facing facade.



#436 jonny

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Posted Yesterday, 02:20 PM

Yello is not a high rise in my books.

 

By present day Victoria standards, maybe 15 floors is high, but as we move forward and build 20, 25 and even 30 storey buildings, a 15 floor building, especially in this location, just isn't going to stand out.

 

I agree that prominent, super wide buildings like the View tower and Jack Davis building have an unappealing visual impact. A 15 floor infill building in the heart of downtown, while wide, will not have nearly the same devastating visual impact. I think this building will turn out looking pretty sharp, given there are some aesthetic niceties with the lack of symmetry, boxes, colour and the slight height variation. Thankfully, this isn't going to be a uniform building, like the Metropolitan, View Tower or Jack Davis building, which are rather monotonous the whole way across their widths. .

 

I definitely agree that our signature buildings, like Promontory or Hudson Place 1, should stand tall, slim and proud. Our legacy isn't as such, but we appear to be moving in the right direction in that regard.


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