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#41 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:48 AM

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Thanks for the update. They definitely need to catch up.

I didn't know that the forum upgrade included being able to post from the future? That's pretty cool.:wink:

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#42 G-Man

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:07 AM

^ this also speaks to just how slow progress has been and will continue to be on this project. I imagine even with modest inflation and increasing home prices that an investment of $145,000 today would net you a tidy sum in 990 years.

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#43 Mike K.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:26 PM

The second crane went up today.

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#44 gumgum

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:52 AM

Coming along...
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#45 gumgum

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:51 PM

Taken today:






#46 Nparker

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:18 PM

Nice to see this one finally taking shape. The Humboldt Valley will soon be complete.

#47 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:15 AM

Parkside appears like quite the dominant structure as you head south along Blanshard towards the hill approaching Fairfield Rd.

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#48 Mike K.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:08 AM


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#49 aastra

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:37 AM

So what's the verdict for City Place? Are they as hemmed in as they feared?

#50 G-Man

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:01 PM

I guess we won't really know till the second one is built but I would say they are pretty hemmed in. I guess if you paid for a view you would be upset but we all know my opinion on that ;)

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#51 D.L.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:16 PM

I looked at the model for Parkside which showed the City Place building as well. There is a portion at the back of City Place that is slightly angled and is made op of large windows. This angled portion is aimed directly between the two Parkside buildings, so there will be uninterrupted views from those units.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:55 PM

From today:

I just did not realize this building was going to be so prominent on Fairfield. I like it.






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#53 gumgum

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:52 PM

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#54 aastra

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:31 PM

I live for gumgum's construction updates. So what's the deal with the blank face in the second-to-last Parkside pic? Is that what our unfortunate friends in City Place get to look at?

#55 aastra

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:36 PM

Fingers crossed that this place doesn't end up being downtown's architectural equivalent of Trendwest.

#56 jklymak

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:16 PM

I live for gumgum's construction updates. So what's the deal with the blank face in the second-to-last Parkside pic? Is that what our unfortunate friends in City Place get to look at?


Its that, or right into their neighbour's living rooms. These two buildings can't be more that 20' apart from each other. That should not have happened IMO.

#57 Nparker

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

Thank goodness they didn't build tall slim towers with smaller footprints. That would have been terrible ;)

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#58 gumgum

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:37 PM

Yeah they really got the shaft. Another example of how something taller and skinnier would have been more beneficial.

#59 jklymak

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:45 PM

I don't think they should have been allowed to build either building without some plan for the other empty lot. I don't understand how they managed to do such a good job just across the street and then much it up so badly on this block. Is there some sordid history behind it all?

#60 G-Man

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

I believe that they are more like 50 to 60 feet apart.

I am always anxious when we get down to the point when finishing is going up. What can seem like a great building can so suddenly go sideways.

Though as Aria comes together so far so good. I was worried about all the brick but it is a nice change from the other side of the street.

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