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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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#441 laconic

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

I walked by today. The east side of the old building is now completely open. They've started removing the floors in the old building too.

 

The only part of the building that will be saved are three exterior facade walls being help up by the outside steel supports.



#442 Kungsberg

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

I walked by today. The east side of the old building is now completely open. They've started removing the floors in the old building too.

 

The only part of the building that will be saved are three exterior facade walls being help up by the outside steel supports.

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#443 Nparker

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

It looks a bit like a movie set piece now.



#444 Hotel Mike

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

I somehow never expected this to be hollowed out to a shell. I thought the old building would have walls knocked out and all sorts of changes, but I thought they would be using more of the actual building. It's just a facade...or as Nparker says a movie set.


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#445 Kungsberg

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:15 AM

The demolition has reached that final third wall, so it looks more like a movie set than ever.

It's kind of surreal to see the machines working away on top of the piles of rubble and twisted metal, right next to the tourist crowds and the flower baskets.  

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#446 zoomer

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:27 PM

Today's view:

 

29814377658_4027d70b23_h.jpgCustom House Rebuild by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

 

43637478252_03845aab33_h.jpgRubble Rubble by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

 

28795266017_1fbce39a81_h.jpgInside the Belly of the Beast by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr


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#447 Mike K.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:10 AM

That looks so insane. The tourists must be wondering what the heck is going on, especially those from smaller towns where projects like this don’t exist.

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#448 aastra

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

It really opens up the view through to the magnificent old shopping mall building behind.


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#449 Nparker

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:05 PM

It really opens up the view through to the magnificent old shopping mall building behind.

It's funny you should say this. I recall when the demolition was taking place for the Victoria Eaton Centre (now the Bay Centre) in the late 1980s hearing people remark "Wouldn't it be nice if they turned this whole area into a park". Given the opportunity, it seems some people envision all of the CoV being turned into green space.


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#450 Kungsberg

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

They've managed to remove that massive hill of demolition rubble and are now into the excavation.

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#451 zoomer

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:38 PM

How many levels of parking? Two?

#452 rambaldi

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:36 PM

A sign on the wall states

Completion Spring 2020



#453 Citified.ca

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

September 11

 

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