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#21 sdwright.vic

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:41 PM

^...After they figure out how few dollars they have to spend.

Edited by sdwright.vic, 24 April 2019 - 03:50 PM.

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#22 Jackerbie

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:44 PM

^ Also to figure out which indigenous trees are most suited for the pressures of climate change


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#23 Nparker

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

...One would have thought the City would be working on the plan concurrent with the larger project, so that at completion we have a finished park instead of a "gravel trail with no frills landscaping"

What is more commonly known as the Johnson Street Bridge landscaping plan.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

^ Also to figure out which indigenous trees are most suited for the pressures of climate change

None of course. Indigenous trees, by their very nature, evolved in conditions prior to the CLIMATE EMERGENCY  :eek: 


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#25 mbjj

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:29 PM

We walked down there quite often as it was so lovely. I hope they fix it up cuz it sure looks to be a mess.



#26 laconic

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:16 AM

They seem to be working from east to west on the restoration. It will be interesting to see if the hotel restores the large reflecting pool.

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#27 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:22 AM

Nice! That’s really coming along now.

Do we know if there are any other sites along the harbourfront in store for the same treatment?

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#28 laconic

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:00 AM

The pathway (formerly know as...) is being restored. Topsoil dirt is being slung.

 

I'd add an image but with my new phone they keep being displayed as inverted when uploaded here.



#29 Bob Fugger

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:57 AM

Here you go:

 

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#30 laconic

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:15 AM

Another view (with the old camera)

 

 

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#31 Gary H

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:27 PM

All we need now is - some landscaping!

 

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#32 Nparker

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:00 PM

All we need now is - some landscaping!

And about 4 decades for that landscaping to mature.


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#33 Hotel Mike

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

And to surface the walkway. Is that likely to be asphalt or concrete?


Don't be so sure.:cool:

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:11 PM

And to surface the walkway. Is that likely to be asphalt or concrete?

 

The temporary walkway is gravel. The final design and materials will be established through a Park Improvement Plan, which the City hasn't started working on yet AFAIK. Apparently they will start planning and consultation after the temporary works are installed, rather than getting everything done the first time around.


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#35 aastra

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:35 PM

Check it out:

 

 

Daily Colonist
April 1, 1978

Delta opens an hotel in Victoria designed to make you feel more like a person than a room number

Today at noon, when the Laurel Point cannon fires for the first time, a unique hotel will open in a unique city.

Delta's Victoria Laurel Point Inn.

An hotel we confidently predict will become famous.

As its name implies, Delta's Laurel Point Inn is situated on its own park-like peninsula jutting out into Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour.

Unlike many new hotels which advertise their presence with high-rise towers that stick out like sore thumbs, Delta's Laurel Point Inn reflects and blends with its surroundings. (aastra asks: Or does it? The treeless pics above by Gary H. make me think the later wing was a better fit for the harbour scene.)

Instead of having over a thousand rooms, exterior elevators and revolving restaurants, it has a quiet, tasteful appearance and rooms and suites on only four floors. (aastra says: Say what? "Instead of having over a thousand rooms..."? Were people expecting a new hotel twice as large as the Empress or something?)

In other words, Delta's new Laurel Point Inn is built on a human scale.

It's the sort of intimate, first-class hotel that's just not built anymore, especially by large, nationally-known chains.

Every room has a view of the water:

You can laze in bed and watch the ships go by and see the seaplanes land... (aastra asks: Exactly when did the floatplanes become stinky annoyances? The early 2000s?)


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#36 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:37 PM

 

Delta's new Laurel Point Inn is built on a human scale

If humans were 12-15 meters tall.



#37 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:09 PM

"...an hotel"?

 

Are they pronouncing "hotel" in the French manner?

 

So the Laurel Point was only operated by Delta for a couple of years before being acquired by the Arsens?


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#38 aastra

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:19 PM

It's an hell of a thing, I agree.


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#39 aastra

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

 

Instead of having over a thousand rooms, exterior elevators and revolving restaurants...

 

Hmmm. Were some people really worried that a new hotel might have multiple revolving restaurants? The rooftop restaurant revolves, the courtyard restaurant revolves, the lobby cafe revolves, the (windowless) basement pub revolves...



#40 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:34 PM

...basement pub revolves...

I've had that experience in a few pubs.



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