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#61 dasmo

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 04:52 PM

It's going to be sweet. The one side is right up against the building anyways the back looks right at the Parkade and the Winside will probably be another solid façade. This gives them three fantastic climbing walls and tons of lights from the front façade! I'm pretty sure they'll be skylights ...

#62 aastra

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

Critics might accuse the developer of putting up walls but the end result looks like it will be pretty good. And since it's not going to be a tall building there's no reason for the naysayers to feel like their backs are against the wall.



#63 manuel

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 10:37 PM

More precisely, their fronts will be against the walls - at least while climbing...

Question is, will the walls get tagged over the weekend?
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#64 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 05:24 AM

More precisely, their fronts will be against the walls - at least while climbing...

Question is, will the walls get tagged over the weekend?

I'll say 50/50 on that. There is a fence to hop but not too difficult.
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#65 Linear Thinker

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 06:14 AM

It's going to be sweet. The one side is right up against the building anyways the back looks right at the Parkade and the Winside will probably be another solid façade. This gives them three fantastic climbing walls and tons of lights from the front façade! I'm pretty sure they'll be skylights ...

The west and back wall will be full height for climbing.

Along the east wall will be yoga area at the front, bathrooms, lockers, bike storage, utility rooms, etc for about 1/3 of the width of the building.

On top of that will be a mezzanine level (about 11ft above the main floor) with climbing above on the east wall.

I know it looks like windows on the sides in the rendering but the plans say "precast exposed concrete with reveals".

The plans show 8 skylights but much smaller than you think they could be considering the open space inside.

Plans link, see pg 14 on.


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#66 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:54 PM

From June 5

 

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#67 Nparker

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:03 PM

Those angled poles might help the novice climbers scale the walls a bit easier.


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#68 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

It's interesting, you can still see plenty of daylight between the panels.  I wonder if they let them settle a bit, or wait for the roof trusses that might move them a bit.

 

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#69 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

June 11.

 

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#70 aastra

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Has anybody ever thought of turning that stupid sunken plaza into a skateboard park?


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#71 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:07 PM

Taken from this perspective, something tall would look spectacular in that block. I guess there's not much hope for that now. Oh well, the 13-storey tower the Jawl's are about to build will have to suffice I guess.



#72 Mixed365

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:10 PM

Has anybody ever thought of turning that stupid sunken plaza into a skateboard park?

 

What a cool idea aastra. 


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#73 Linear Thinker

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:35 PM

Here's a pic from today, Thursday July 9.

(Giving Crag X some love  :wub: now that 1515 Douglas is getting all the attention.)

 

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#74 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

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#75 thundergun

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:44 PM

Some new pics up on their blog dated July 22. No skylights which seems like a real shame as it's pretty dark in the back. http://www.cragx.ca/climbing-related



#76 Nparker

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:56 PM

Funny, skylights seemed like a given in this space.



#77 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 07:22 AM

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#78 Bingo

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 07:54 AM

That space doesn't look high enough to get the adrenaline flowing, but then again I get mine up standing on a chair.



#79 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

Do they install the climbing walls proud of those concrete walls?  Those vent shafts seem to be funny.


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#80 Kach

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:05 PM

Taken today.  Some roadwork and glass install.

 

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