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Customs House
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 816 Government Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Condo units: 57 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[Downtown Victoria] Customs House | Condos; commercial | 7- & 5-storeys | Under construction


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#421 EvnKas

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:29 AM

Photos from yesterday.

 

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#422 Nparker

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

Great photos EvnKas. How long will it take for someone to complain about the destruction of this "heritage" building?



#423 Casual Kev

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:56 AM

Sorry I'm dumb, is that part of the demolition process or did it just collapse on its own?


Edited by Casual Kev, 09 June 2018 - 12:03 PM.


#424 tjv

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:14 PM

no they are using excavators probably equipped with concrete shears, but its hard to tell from the pics



#425 zoomer

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:34 PM

Great photos EvnKas. How long will it take for someone to complain about the destruction of this "heritage" building?


This afternoon... I’ll share some pics later today. I heard one tourist couple in their late 50s say.. well the man said “Can you believe they’re tearing down that heritage building?!”
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#426 Nparker

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:21 PM

...I heard one tourist couple in their late 50s say.. “Can you believe they’re tearing down that heritage building?!”

I am willing to forgive tourists this transgression. It will gall me however if I hear/read a letter from locals decrying the loss of this piece of Victoria's noble past. That loss happened more than 60 years ago.

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Before getting indignant people should at least make some attempt to learn the actual history of this site.


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#427 tjv

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:13 PM

This afternoon... I’ll share some pics later today. I heard one tourist couple in their late 50s say.. well the man said “Can you believe they’re tearing down that heritage building?!”

Next up Victoria City Hall!



#428 zoomer

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:31 AM

My pictures from yesterday:

 

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#429 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:34 AM

It appears that the 1980s "gingerbread" was stripped off prior to demolition.



#430 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:03 AM

Oh my, this morning’s TC front cover has a picture of the demolition with the by line “So long Customs House.” In the photo description there is no mention that only the faux heritage portion is coming down, not the actual heritage building.

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#431 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

Oh my, this morning’s TC front cover has a picture of the demolition with the by line “So long Customs House.” In the photo description there is no mention that only the faux heritage portion is coming down, not the actual heritage building.

Guaranteed to elicit letters to the paper. 



#432 tjv

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

Oh my, this morning’s TC front cover has a picture of the demolition with the by line “So long Customs House.” In the photo description there is no mention that only the faux heritage portion is coming down, not the actual heritage building.

I'm not surprised with the quality of news reporting we have been getting over the past decade or two, and not just the TC

 

I would hope someone with a little smarts would realize that no one would spend the significant amount on steel shoring if the heritage building was going to be demolished



#433 zoomer

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:04 PM

Today's update - one lane of traffic open.  Curious to see how they delicately finish off the job.

 

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#434 Gary H

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

Jaws of Destruction in 4K

 

Here's a short clip of the demolition process.  I'm about 950 m away from the flag.

 

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#435 Kungsberg

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:17 PM

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#436 RFS

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:29 PM

Looks like Aleppo 


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#437 punk cannonballer

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Posted Yesterday, 09:03 AM

Looks like Aleppo 

 

No, it really doesn't.


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#438 Hotel Mike

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Posted Yesterday, 03:52 PM

For some reason they are taking it very slow with taking the last parts of the building down.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#439 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 04:22 PM

For some reason they are taking it very slow with taking the last parts of the building down.

Presumably, to protect the heritage structure that will remain.



#440 aastra

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Posted Yesterday, 05:50 PM

In Aleppo do they erase and rebuild on the same site every ~30 years the way Victoria has on this site?

 

Seriously, 3 different buildings plus a complete re-skinning of one of them, all in the span of just ~125 years. Victorians don't like change, except in those instances when they have an insatiable fetish for it.

 

Anyway, I have a feeling this latest iteration might end up lasting longer than all of its predecessors put together.



 



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