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#41 zoomer

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:50 PM

Besides the base, I'd be happy if the Hudson towers looked that good.

#42 Pippy

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

A couple of days ago they demolished the original house on the property. I read something a while ago that plans to clear the site will take place at the beginning of September.

#43 Mike K.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

A private groundbreaking is taking place tomorrow on-site so, yeah, this project really is a go. Who'd a thought?

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#44 hungryryno

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:23 PM

I'll believe it when I see it :lol
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#45 2F2R

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:28 PM

Just heard on the radio the official ground breaking has taken place

#46 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:31 PM

Any word on when excavation would begin?

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#47 2F2R

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

No architect and no contractor listed ?

#48 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:54 PM

The architect is Merrick Architecture but I don't know about the contractor. Perhaps it'll be Knight, given their track record with Wessex Management (the reps for this projects)?

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#49 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 05:26 PM

The contractor is Kinetic.

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#50 aastra

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:40 AM

I'd trade them a Camosack Manor for a Silkwind in a heartbeat. This should be a pretty decent first highrise for the suburbs, even if it is much too fat for how tall it is.

#51 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:58 AM

Courtesty of Goldstream Gazette:



First highrise breezes into Colwood
By Rudy Haugeneder
News staff
Sep 14 2007

The shovels hit the ground Wednesday, kick-starting construction of Colwood’s first condominium highrise building -- the 23-storey SilkWind on Wale Road.

“We need these types of high density development,” a beaming Colwood Mayor Jody Twa said at the ground breaking ceremony.

There is “more to come,” said Twa.

Read the full article at http://www.goldstrea... ... 445&more=0

#52 aastra

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 11:09 AM

That's a fine model.

#53 Baro

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:55 PM

It's a good thing we chased not only the new residents but even the high-density buildings out to the suburbs. Good work Victoria! Perhaps we could name a new suburban highway after some current councilors, or at least name the traffic jams after them.
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#54 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

Let's wait until about a dozen of the things have been booted to the west, then we can really honour the decisions of our councillors.

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#55 aastra

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:03 PM

But wasn't it inevitable anyway?

#56 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

With words like "take it out to Langford," coming from our councillors, I think this is a part of their master plan ;)

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#57 Mike K.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:08 AM

The Beacon in Nanaimo, at 26-storeys, is 76 meters tall so Silkwind will become the tallest building on the Island when completed.

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#58 aastra

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:25 PM

Nanaimo, then Colwood...I suppose Comox will be next to claim the title?

#59 m0nkyman

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:49 PM

More likely Courtenay, but that whole area is just booming.

#60 Pippy

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:31 AM

Excavation is taking place at this (Monday morning) moment.

I've never liked the sound of trees being knocked down... all that splitting, cracking and the final fall to the ground. :(

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