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Escher on Broughton
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 836-838 Broughton Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
Condo units: 84 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The 10-storey Escher on Broughton condo is comprised of 84-units of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse con... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Escher on Broughton | 10-storeys; 29.9m | Condos | Built - completed in 2017


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#341 Bingo

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 03:52 PM

Pebbles have been spread on the roof in non-patio area.  Maybe part of rain catchment system?

 

The tar and gravel is quite common and is used to stop the wear and tear when you walk on it, as well as not sticking to it on a hot day.


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#342 Nparker

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 04:03 PM

The colours are very Halloween.

Glad I am not the only one who thinks that. I am sure it will all come together well when complete.



#343 thaicobb

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 04:36 PM

Hey, black and orange are the colors of my alma mater, Caltech.  An excellent choice for my new home (but entirely accidental).


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#344 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 05:03 PM

Photos from November 25th

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#345 Nparker

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 06:01 PM

It seems increasingly unlikely that the additional 5 floors this building desperately needs will get added on.  :(


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#346 aastra

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 06:10 PM

 

The colours are very Halloween.

 

That's because it's scary how tall this building is. It towers over everything, like a towering monster.

 

Seriously though, I like those coloured panels. Now if only somebody would dare to use a really funky colour on some other project around town. Neon green or pink or something. I like this effect a lot. When it's new and/or clean, anyway. I'm not kidding about Concert's Tapestry building. Give me some neon green panels on part of it and that might be just enough to give an otherwise conventional design a bit of distinction.


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#347 thaicobb

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:10 AM

IMG_4709.jpg Model at Escher Presentation Centre shows developer's intent for burnt orange/ dark gray colour scheme from start of project.  SW corner of building in foreground.  


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#348 Mike K.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:31 PM

Can someone near the construction site confirm whether the crane is coming down today? There's a large mobile crane in the vicinity of the construction site but my view of Escher's crane is blocked.


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#349 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

Crane is coming down.

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#350 Nparker

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:32 PM

Crane is coming down.

Before they could get those final 5 floors added. Sad.


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#351 jonny

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:47 PM

This is a good looking building. Love the orange (colour on a Victoria building!!!) .
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#352 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:50 PM

This is a good looking building. Love the orange (colour on a Victoria building!!!) .

 

Yes, it looks very sharp close up too.


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#353 HB

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

The crane is coming down today the city is now at 9 active tower cranes.


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

Only the Jib and counter jib are down they will work on the tower tomorrow



#355 Nparker

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

Thank you VHF....er...I mean HB for the photos.


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#356 thaicobb

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

Colours inspired by MC Escher himself?  Now getting excited by move-in in March maybe.

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#357 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:02 PM

First Mondrian, now Escher... are we due for a Picasso or Matisse condo development in Victoria?
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#358 Nparker

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:21 PM

First Mondrian, now Escher... are we due for a Picasso or Matisse condo development in Victoria?

As long as they don't follow the trend of artistically-named buildings being only 10 floors, I welcome a Picasso or Matisse, but perhaps not a Van Gogh since I am not sure we'd want to see part of one side of it chopped off.


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#359 amor de cosmos

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:25 PM

First Mondrian, now Escher... are we due for a Picasso or Matisse condo development in Victoria?


how about doesburg

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#360 jonny

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:24 PM

Yes, it looks very sharp close up too.


Yeah, it looks good in pictures but even better in person.
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