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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:49 PM

This is perhaps the largest project Sidney has seen in almost a decade. It's also shaping up to be the tallest project north of Saanich.

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#2 Baro

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:34 PM

A cute building, perfect size for the community. I don't think anyone would disagree.

Now if we could extrapolate this being the perfect size of a new 'large' landmark building for that community based on the population and needs, I wonder what the size would be for a similar project given Victoria's population.
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#3 aastra

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:33 PM

I've heard some negative remarks about how wide it is. I agree with that, it should have had a cut-out in the middle section.

The only thing Victorians love more than fatscrapers is complaining about fatscrapers after they've been built.

Also, wouldn't this be the largest project Sidney has seen in twenty years at least?

#4 aastra

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:38 PM

One nice thing about this building is that it doesn't have a "back" side. The side facing west (back toward Sidney) has just as many windows as the side facing the ocean.

#5 Scaper

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

This is a classic example of what the anti height mind set creates. Though it's an attractive building it blocks the complete view of the ocean. If however this was a twin slim tower design, you could acheive the same units or more yet maintian some views.

#6 Jarrod

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:16 AM

I think it's a great building for a town the size of Sidney. It looks very modern and hopefully brings more to Sidney as it's pretty much just old people and their walkers up there and crappy stores.

I couldn't see towers in Sidney, plus I don't think they would be allowed due to the airport being so close. I think it's the Richmond for Greater Victoria.

#7 G-Man

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:28 AM

I completely agree Sidney is not in need of towers. Sidney's current and growing charm is due to the amount of building in the 6 storey range that have zero setbacks and ground floor commercial.

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#8 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:48 AM

opps...post got screwed :?

#9 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:48 AM

it should have had a cut-out in the middle section.


I agree.



#10 Oxford Sutherland

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#11 Doc Sage

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:06 PM

Too massive for the location. It blocks the view to the water for a big portion of Beacon Street.
It also hide all business to the north of it; the marina, three restaurants, a gallery, the marine museum at the marina and the rock museum. All of these business will suffer because of it.

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#12 m0nkyman

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:07 PM

Songhees North.

Bleecccch.

#13 aastra

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:54 PM

I'd swap one of the Songhees buildings for that thing in a second.

Even if it is much too wide, and even if it does need a big cut-out between the two sections. Maybe a complete separation of the two sections.

The glass looks nice. Is not there a curved detail of some sort on the other side? Did I dream that?

We should get a stamp made that reads, "Too wide."

#14 G-Man

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:59 PM

Yeah this is far better than pretty much anything apart from Shutters at Songhees.

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#15 aastra

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:00 PM

I've decided I would rather swap this for the Trendwest building instead of one of the Songhees buildings.

#16 m0nkyman

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:16 PM

Call me in fifteen years, and see if this design isn't as reviled as the Songhees is now.

#17 aastra

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:47 PM

Trendwest was reviled before it was finished.

#18 Scaper

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:50 PM

Greater Victoria....the Cities of Fat Scrapers!!!

#19 aastra

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:57 PM

Why do developers build fatscrapers?

Because they can.

Nobody's forcing them to build slim towers with small footprints.

#20 Scaper

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 08:58 PM

So what is the best way to build buildins while saving views.....

Here in Sidney it isn't just mountains but also the Sea and beach....

So for those who live behind the Pier...The last mock up is what these people see.









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