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[Johnson Street Bridge REPLACEMENT] General, technical, design and naming discussion


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#7701 Brantastic

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:55 PM

Anyone know what's up with the bare portions of the new landscaping on the west side of the bridge? It seems they're complete as I haven't seen anyone working here for weeks but these areas have been left empty.

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#7702 LJ

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:02 PM

It's for tents.


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#7703 Gary H

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

They actually sprayed those areas with hydro-seed.  It seems like an odd choice given the real grass sod on the boulevards and the otherwise thoughtful landscape design.



#7704 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:03 PM

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Two takeaways from this shot of the JSB realm:

1. The Pearl is going to make a stunning addition to the waterfront

2. The compromised plan for the Northern Junk property is such a wasted opportunity..



#7705 lanforod

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:28 AM

They actually sprayed those areas with hydro-seed.  It seems like an odd choice given the real grass sod on the boulevards and the otherwise thoughtful landscape design.

 

It'll grass up nicely given some time and water.



#7706 Jackerbie

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:55 AM

They actually sprayed those areas with hydro-seed.  It seems like an odd choice given the real grass sod on the boulevards and the otherwise thoughtful landscape design.

 

I believe the intent is for the sloped areas to have local grass species growing more wildly, ie. they won't be trimmed as often as the boulevard grass.

 

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#7707 RFS

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

That landscaping looks freaking awful. Should have been blossoming trees and less rock

#7708 Brantastic

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:07 PM

I'm actually digging the rocks and love the Garry oaks. The bare portions are a bit strange to me. I wonder if they've planted camas bulbs in there.



#7709 Nparker

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

I believe the intent is for the sloped areas to have local grass species growing more wildly, ie. they won't be trimmed as often as the boulevard grass...

Sloth in the guise of local flora is still sloth.


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#7710 Gary H

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:33 PM

A new mural...

 

It's being painted on the new pedestrian underpass that forms the most northerly portion of the DFW.  Hopefully, the 24/7 lighting will keep it graffiti free.

 

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#7711 DustMagnet

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:24 AM

 Hopefully, the 24/7 lighting will keep it graffiti free.

 

 

:lol:  :rolleyes:  <_<



#7712 aastra

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Let's compromise and hope the 24/7 lighting contributes to high-quality graffiti.



#7713 sebberry

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:11 AM

A new mural...

 

It's being painted on the new pedestrian underpass that forms the most northerly portion of the DFW.  Hopefully, the 24/7 lighting will keep it graffiti free.

 

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#7714 spanky123

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:35 PM

Apparently the cost estimates to stack a bunch of surfboards into the shape of an Orca has gone from $250K to between $350K and $450K! https://pub-victoria...ocumentId=41787



#7715 Nparker

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:38 PM

On December 14, 2017, Council approved the Orca project designed by the City's Artist in Residence Luke Ramsey and Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde for Triangle Island. The steel from the old Johnson Street Bridge was provided to the artists as an option for consideration, however, the steel did not fit the artistic vision proposed by the artists.

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#7716 spanky123

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:41 PM

^ Fear not, looks like if the City cannot come to a resolution on the surfboards then they are prepared to have a new artist design competition which will cost $130K.



#7717 aastra

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:11 PM

Victorians seem to love shuffling the pieces around endlessly at great expense rather than just continuing to go forward.



#7718 aastra

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:18 PM

Although... the images on page 7 of the document suggest that the canoe and reeds would indeed fit well on the traffic island.



#7719 Nparker

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:21 PM

... the images on page 7 of the document suggest that the canoe and reeds would indeed fit well on the traffic island.

You can bet moving the reeds/canoe would cause a huge controversy too.



#7720 Midnightly

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

 personally i think they should put the piggy award that the bridge won there just a larger version of it (make the pigs the size of toddlers)



 



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