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


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#7801 sebberry

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

It is helpful to report that stuff to parks@victoria.ca.  They are usually very good at getting to issues like this.

 

Thanks.  If it's discovered that the tree is on private property will they order the owner to trim it?


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#7802 Ismo07

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:36 PM

Thanks.  If it's discovered that the tree is on private property will they order the owner to trim it?

 

Exactly...  I think they allow some time to get it done then they might do it and send a bill.  I'm not sure.



#7803 LJ

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

Our city planted tree gets trimmed every few years, we don't get a bill for it.


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#7804 todd

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:56 PM

Why are they moving it again?


Why do they need art there again? Bridge not dramatic enough?

#7805 tedward

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:26 AM

Why do they need art there again? Bridge not dramatic enough?

 

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?

I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.


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#7806 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?

I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.

 

Here's what they're apparently tucking in beside BC Place, complete with colour changing LEDs and fake palm trees

 

720-Beatty-Street-Vancouver-Creative-Ene

 

via https://dailyhive.co...energy-westbank


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#7807 jasmineshinga

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:04 AM

Ooh, I like it, like a stack of poker chips after your third dry martini :D

 

Given it was a Danish architectural firm, I wouldn't be surprised if that's literally how the concept came about.


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#7808 shoeflack

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

Wouldn't a building in that space then block the view of drivers merging onto the bridge from Pandora and Wharf lanes? You'd need another traffic light to control that and ensure no accidents.



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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:32 AM

^ Build it on stilts so you could see under it?

 

EDIT: Scratch that, a much simpler solution is to put a large screen on one side and a camera on the other, so you can see "through" the building at traffic level.


Edited by DustMagnet, 13 September 2019 - 10:33 AM.

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#7810 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:28 PM

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?
I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.


Why not a tree for the agoraphobic?

#7811 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

They got something similar down in Las Vegas but looks more like a carnivorous trumpet plant:  https://goo.gl/maps/3p35epNWVBtK6E2X6



 



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