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#41 Bingo

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:11 PM

The windows are all in, but there is only two small windows on the West side. Is that because they are thinking there could be another building going up on the West side to block the view?

#42 G-Man

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:41 AM

Well it would be a long time down the road with the environmental requirements for former gas stations.

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#43 phx

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

They got some of the siding on how.



#44 D.L.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

good to hear that VanCity is going in

#45 Nparker

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

Ouch! That is some butt-ugly cladding. :o

#46 amor de cosmos

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

what's next for this intersection?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Ouch! That is some butt-ugly cladding. :o


I don't mind it. But I'm disappointed to see that wall is so blank. There must be a good reason for no windows, right?

#48 D.L.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:44 AM

It's probably right up against the property line

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

I kind of like the cladding. It different and colourful.

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#50 phx

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Ouch! That is some butt-ugly cladding. :o


Which part do you not like, the metal or the wood?

#51 LJ

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

I don't really care for that particular hue of the brown and green colours but other than that I think it is a decent looking clean modern design.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

I drove by it today. I think it looks fine for an office building in that area. It goes with the condos just up on Poplar Ave.

That whole plaza has gone through some nice updates. I just wish the space was used better but that's just how it was done back then.

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#53 phx

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

Ouch! That is some butt-ugly cladding. :o


They've put in the framework for the hanging garden. It'll look better once that's filled in.



It could also be used as a climbing wall, if one were looking for a challenge.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

It must be a vertical garden. After all, it's the same developer and architect as Gateway Green.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

It's the same vertical garden that adorns the rear of Uptown. They take a while to grow in. Uptown's is still quite sparse.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

And they are stupid tokenism. But at least they make them so they can't screw the wall integrity. Rooftop gardens, I dunno if they are ever a good idea.
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#57 phx

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

I don't really care for that particular hue of the brown and green colours but other than that I think it is a decent looking clean modern design.


Is the green you are referring to the rock wool insulation that hasn't been covered with siding yet? :construction: lol!

#58 phx

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

A picture from a week ago:



#59 Mike K.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

Thanks for the photo, phx. I didn't see this earlier.

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#60 Lover Fighter

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

The scaffolding is down and it looks quite good from the Cedar Hill X Road side.

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