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#81 aastra

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

Those buildings are going to ruin Yates Street. What next? A bunch of movie theatres? Neon signs?


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#82 AllseeingEye

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

....you two need to either get a room or, preferably, go outside into the sunshine and get some vitamin "D". Seriously dudes its a lovely day - get out there. I spent an hour walking then roller blading down at Ogden Point (admiring the mostly flat Victoria skyline) this morning, and just now did a 90 minute walk with the dog on the Gorge where you can see precisely none of those pesky tall buildings. Try it, you'll like it.....



#83 aastra

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:46 PM

I'm out in the sun right now. But not for long, because a tall building will go up soon and block it out.


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#84 Nparker

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:58 PM

....you two need to either get a room or, preferably, go outside into the sunshine and get some vitamin "D"...

I was out earlier. As a very fair-skinned person I try to avoid too much mid-day sun exposure. Fortunately, the perpetual, shadowy gloom that will envelop "Skyscrapertoria" in a few years should alleviate this issue for me. 



#85 Bingo

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

Tall depends on your point of view. I remember when the Landmark building in Sidney was built to a whopping 5 stories and everyone was up in arms as the previous height restriction was a maximum of 4 stories.

It ruined the waterfront and folks were verging on jumping from the rooftops.



#86 Nparker

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

....folks were verging on jumping from the rooftops.

Fortunately, since the furthest they would fall would be about 12 meters, they surely realized they might only be horribly maimed and not outright killed, so they abandoned their plans.


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#87 jonny

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM

Also, if somebody really wants to rail against attractive new towers then historic and notoriously bland & height-restricted Ottawa would seem to be a perfect ground to do it. A lot of sharp new buildings have been going up there recently. Not sure why the writer would be reaching all the way across the country to make a fuss.


Why does the TC even publish letter like this?
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#88 Danma

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:43 PM

Meanwhile, in Langford we're putting up 10 storey towers that will loom over Goldstream like the Eye of Sauron. Langford's local character, much like Victoria's, will be ruined by people actually attempting to live there.



#89 johnk

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:00 PM

Canyons! (again)
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#90 aastra

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

Kelowna is at it again. Seriously, if ever there was a place where the anti-highrise mission should be focused, Kelowna is it. Small city, no historic density, no tradition of having a built-up commercial core or a built-up residential core. But several tall highrise buildings are in the works nevertheless. And they're pretty sharp-looking highrises, too. They're making a terrible mistake and nobody seems to be warning them!

http://www.kelownada...4539a4b807.html


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#91 sdwright.vic

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:20 AM

^ sarcasm, right?
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#92 sdwright.vic

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:22 AM

^ sarcasm, right?
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#93 Nparker

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

OMG! The ultimate building faux pas (besides being life-threateningly tall) - curves!  :eek: Won't somebody please think of the children!



#94 aastra

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

^ sarcasm, right?


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#95 aastra

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:44 AM

I just now read the comments under that article. The height limit for that particular site was originally 19 stories. From 19 -> 32 = a substantial variance, and 19 stories wasn't exactly short to begin with, especially for a city Kelowna's size. The situation seems frothy.*

 

*seeing as how the original variance was a jump from 19 -> 24, and yet the 24-story version never did come to fruition


Edited by aastra, 24 August 2017 - 09:47 AM.


#96 aastra

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:48 AM

^ sarcasm, right?


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#97 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

And here we are battling it out over 24/25 to 29.


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#98 RFS

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:31 AM

Kelowna is at it again. Seriously, if ever there was a place where the anti-highrise mission should be focused, Kelowna is it. Small city, no historic density, no tradition of having a built-up commercial core or a built-up residential core. But several tall highrise buildings are in the works nevertheless. And they're pretty sharp-looking highrises, too. They're making a terrible mistake and nobody seems to be warning them!
http://www.kelownada...4539a4b807.html


"The tower will be capped with a "glowing beacon structure that will locate this downtown landmark on the night skyline," the company's release says."

Why are we being bested by Kelowna in the skyline game :(
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#99 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

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#100 Nparker

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

"The tower will be capped with a "glowing beacon structure that will locate this downtown landmark on the night skyline," the company's release says." Why are we being bested by Kelowna in the skyline game :(

Because Victoria fears admitting it is a city and Kelowna embraces it.


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