Uses: office, commercial
Address: 1620 Blanshard Street
Region: Downtown Victoria
Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:32 PM
Thanks for the info, G-man.
Here's the MCP page for the project: http://www.vibrantvi... ... ygreen.htm
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:44 PM
Of course being an office building it'll be taller than your average 15 storey bear... the Falls comes in at 54 m and 18 storeys, while this will be 57 m.
Across the road the Townline towers are 25-storeys (71.7m) 19-storeys (60m) and 15 storeys (46.5 m) according to this great website called VibrantVictoria.ca
Boom, out of thin air, the highest concentration of highrises in the city (especially when the Well is thrown in, although that might be better termed mid-rise?). Should dramatically improve that part of town,
if they pay attention to the street level details.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:48 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:50 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:14 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:20 PM
They also mention a completion in 2 and a half years.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:35 AM
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:38 AM
I wish I was so lucky... I'm on the NE corner and for me nothing will ever block that accursed sign.
I talked to a guy from the building next door from this project. The residents wanted this building high enough to block the SOFMC video sign. He said it's been a complete nightmare since its been put up. They don't turn the thing off all night and he said it was like living with emergency light flickering outside your window during all dark hours.
The sign is supposed to go off at 11:pm and not come on until 5:am, which is of course useless for anyone with normal hours. I'd love to see it go off at dusk, particularly once daylight savings ends.
In the meantime, I'll urge my balcony "hedge" to grow a little faster. Then I can sit in the living room without the sign shining right in my face, although it still lights up the room. I have no idea what the point is of a sign that is so bright you can see the light from blocks away, but when you're blocks away you can't actually figure out what it's advertising.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:58 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:35 AM
more off topic. How long until your building goes under the wraps?
No clue; hopefully soon, because it needs it (the actual work *and* a better look). But the longer it takes, the longer until the $OUCH$ happens...
Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:34 AM
I do not... if the weather improves, I'll see what I can do!
Do u have a pic of your building Walter?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:20 PM
I think First Island Financial and the Centra Gas building or whatever it is now are steal frame.
Can anyone think of the last building built in Victoria with Steel Frame Construction?
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