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The Yates on Yates
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 848-852 Yates Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 20
Condo units: 122 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, 2BR + den)
Sales status: now selling
The Yates on Yates is one of two 20-storey residential towers on a property spanning the 700-blocks of Yates a... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] The Yates on Yates | Condos; commercial | 20-storeys | Under construction


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#921 magmazing

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:06 PM

I was browsing some of the Yates units for sale on realtor.ca. Anyone else other than me sketched out by the open gap between the sliding door and balcony rail on this one?

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#922 etherbuns

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:37 PM

 

 
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Man, I was so excited about the design of this building when it was first revealed. It reminded me of the terraced designs of art deco buildings. Sadly, the finished product of both towers is really aesthetically disappointing. First, the aligned stone cladding at its base it not a good look, and all the slight alignment flaws are only accentuated by the choice of stone, which is extremely porous and shows moisture absorption almost constantly. Then, going up the tower, the yellow-cream brick they chose clashes both with the gray stone, and the white panelling above, bringing out too much of the yellow hue, and making it stand out in an ugly way. Finally, the smaller windows on the upper floors make the building look squeezed and prison-like, and it doesn't help that it's topped with the most dull, textureless gray cladding possible.  

 

Ultimately this building, to me, is both dull and exremely clashy/busy at the same time. 


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#923 Nparker

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:46 PM

While it's not likely a safety issue, it does seem a bit odd that the door opening is not aligned with the balcony.



#924 phx

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:13 PM

It looks like a mistake.


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#925 Matt R.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:42 PM

That looks ridiculous! Guessing it’s not going to be fixed, ever. Wonder how many more suites are like that, or worse?

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#926 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:02 PM

That's funny because just today we bought a screen door for our house's patio--our new kitten loves to rocket out the patio door at warp speed whenever the door is opened but today he got a sudden head-first introduction to the concept of a screen door. If we lived in that condo I fear poor kitten would bolt out the door and keep going Wile E. Coyote-style.


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#927 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:11 PM

I believe the the BC code says the maximum width allowed for railing supports is four inches, correct? So anything much bigger than a softball can't pass through.


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#928 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:54 AM

the glass panel is a standard size. as is that section of the railing. by being so it’s less expensive. if it had been a custom size to fit more snug it wound have been much more expensive. at some point a decision was made to place it the way it is. legal but not the best aesthetically. but times however many suites it saved lots of money.

the entire railing system as a whole could have been brought back towards the suite interior too to also close the gap using standard panels. thus reducing usable desk space slightly. a conscious decision was also made to not do this.

if it is of grave concern to someone I’d just suggest they have a plexiglass panel cut to size. and find a VERY effective was to secure it. don’t half ass it so that it blows away in the first storm and becomes a hazard to someone or some thing below.

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#929 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 04:07 AM

I believe the the BC code says the maximum width allowed for railing supports is four inches, correct? So anything much bigger than a softball can't pass through.


something like that. whatever the space is between aluminum “pickets” in a less expensive no-glass model railing. that you will see lots of places or even on the stairs sections of glass panel systems.

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#930 lanforod

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 09:18 AM

I don’t think it’s the gap that is the issue here. It’s the look. Looks like a mistake and always will.

#931 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 09:29 AM

in a perfect word the railing would actually be attached back to the building wall.  but in the post-leaky-condo building envelope world no architect in their right mind would ever specify that now.


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#932 LJ

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 06:52 PM

^The whole railing should be attached to the building for added strength. If enough people lean on those balconies over time the bolts are going to loosen up a bit.


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Posted 15 March 2021 - 09:06 PM

The real crime is the small size of the balcony.  Why do they bother making them so small?


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#934 Barrrister

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 07:24 AM

Actually most people do not seem to really use balconies although they love the idea of having one.



#935 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 07:26 AM

Actually most people do not seem to really use balconies although they love the idea of having one.


this is true.

why so small? probably a balance between what costs the least and what the city allows.

#936 Casual Kev

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 09:59 AM

Having a balcony helps even if it's just to stretch out outside for a few minutes per day. Some new builds still do Juliet balconies, even... 



#937 dkuitu

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 08:37 PM

I was browsing some of the Yates units for sale on realtor.ca. Anyone else other than me sketched out by the open gap between the sliding door and balcony rail on this one?

 

I would have the tendency to squeeze my cellphone tight every time I saw that gap.



 



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