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#21 Caramia

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

Ok wow. That almost redeems the Songhees.
I love those curves.
I think when I go look at it in person I will make sure I have Epic Space Music on my walkman.
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#22 Lyle

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:56 PM

Amazing, really. Words don't do it justice. Wow.

#23 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:26 PM

Vic West's second waterfall is now operating at Shutters:


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#24 D.L.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 04:27 PM

There's soon going to be a real racoon problem in that part of town.

#25 Baro

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:19 PM

I actually got into the part of shutters still with internal work being done (looks mainly like decoration and painting and such for buyers) and took some pics. Good views of the city up there on the 9th floor! I'll post them soon.
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#26 gumgum

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:28 PM





I managed to make it into the grounds before they closed it to the public forever:




Swimming pool:


Hot tub:






#27 aastra

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:40 PM

If that doesn't earn you your official VV photography badge, nothing will.

#28 Holden West

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:09 PM

Great pics! How much of the grounds will be public, if any?

What are their strata fees? That's a lot of expensive amenities.

Oh, and we here at VV don't recognize the term "private property". Our ninja-like skills of after dark stealth will ensure many hours of midnight hot tub use.
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#29 gumgum

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:44 PM

^I'd say the vast majority of the space will be cut off to the public.
The gate I walked through looks just like this one just down the street:



I was wondering the same thing about the strata fees as I was walking through the grounds.

#30 aastra

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

Is that a gate designed to keep honest people out? What's to stop a burglar or other bad guy from just going through the bushes?

#31 gumgum

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:13 PM

^Ha!
I'm pretty sure they've added fencing beyond these gates. Either that or I'm the least observant person in the world.

#32 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:23 PM

Is that a gate designed to keep honest people out? What's to stop a burglar or other bad guy from just going through the bushes?


Well of course it is. If you want real perimeter defense, you need razor wire on 12-foot high chainlink, plus a few vicious dogs.

Anyway, a comment on the quality of the finishing: I'm underwhelmed. It doesn't look as crappy as the truly awful finish on The Wave at street level, but boy, Victoria's tradesmen (or their foremen) have not done themselves proud, judging by the photos...!

Egs:



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(Look at the undersides of the balconies!)

Don't get me wrong -- I love the design of this building, but I'm not impressed by the finishes. It looks like "polyvinyl meets concrete" or "badly matched/ fitted aluminium meets concrete" in a couple of instances. The craftsmanship isn't very craftsmanlike, IMO.
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#33 G-Man

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

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#34 Mike K.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:54 PM

Ah, you caught the fences/gates they put up at Shutters. And these are supposed to, what, stop would-be thieves or undesirables from entering the premises (if those inclined to enter them notice the fences before they notice the gaping maws between the landscaping)?

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#35 D.L.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:07 AM

those fences render the stairwells completely useless. who designs a building with stairwells and walkways and then puts fences right across them like that!?!?

#36 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:21 AM

^ Not "Shutters," but "shuttered Pallisades"... :-\
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#37 spanky123

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:51 PM

Heard today that Shutters may be back in the news soon!

#38 aastra

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:01 PM

Let me guess: problems with the roof, like Parc Residences?

#39 Mike K.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:06 PM

This might not be the big news, but residents are concerned that the public has too much access to the private courtyard and walkways. Just word on the street from the locals.

Last thing we need is a big fence around the property, but that might be the only solution to keep the public off.

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#40 G-Man

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:42 PM

Please! Really how many people actually are going to trump around there.

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