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JET
Jun 17, 2010, 2:44 PM
The first buildings going up, will they be overlooking Secunda Marine. Strange mix, industrial wasteland and nice buildings. JET

FuzzyWuz
Jun 17, 2010, 3:27 PM
The first buildings going up, will they be overlooking Secunda Marine. Strange mix, industrial wasteland and nice buildings. JET

They'll have the industrial on one side and, down the road, 17-18 story buildings on the other.

Canadian_Bacon
Jun 17, 2010, 5:58 PM
It's good to hear about how others are excited about the project as well. Once things really get going, you'll probably see a line of people watching. :)

JustinMacD
Jun 17, 2010, 9:38 PM
I walked by the site yesterday afternoon it was bustling. And the most interesting part was I was on the new bridge over the canal watching the site for about 5 minutes and there were at least a dozen people who came by and stopped for a minute or two to watch or take a picture. People are excited. You could feel it.

Hey man that's great. It's a perfect location for a large piece of development. It'll revitalize that whole area.

I feel the same way about the Trillium. I'll never live there but it just makes this entire neighborhood look 10X nicer. Really classy.

I make a point of walking by it every single day. Development = exciting.

JET
Jun 18, 2010, 11:44 AM
They'll have the industrial on one side and, down the road, 17-18 story buildings on the other.

I'd hate to have a home that had the industrial mess as a view. Too bad that something couldn't be done about that. There are tugs on the Halifax waterfront, and the site is clean and neat. Even if some small buildings were built to store all the 'junk' JET

Jstaleness
Jun 18, 2010, 12:12 PM
Trees could certainly block the view for the first few floors. Maybe Fares could offer to help construct the buildings to store all the junk??

JET
Jun 18, 2010, 5:50 PM
Trees could certainly block the view for the first few floors. Maybe Fares could offer to help construct the buildings to store all the junk??

The lot diagram shows that those buildings will be right on the edge of the water, near the bridge that Jon was shooting from. No space for a tree barrier. maybe Fares can negotiate some improvements to the other property. JET

FuzzyWuz
Jun 19, 2010, 5:12 PM
From today. End of week one. Only countless more to go.

Hope I chose the right url:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/fujifinepixpics002.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/fujifinepixpics004.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/fujifinepixpics005.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/fujifinepixpics003.jpg

fenwick16
Jun 19, 2010, 6:38 PM
From today. End of week one. Only countless more to go.

Hope I chose the right url:

Thanks for the images FuzzyWuz - I hope that you will keep us out-of-towners up to date with progress updates in the future as this project proceeds.

Jonovision
Jun 21, 2010, 1:49 PM
We will definitely keep you up to date on this one. I walk by it all the time.

I'm now wondering though if they are gonna cut the tops off of all these piles once they are in? They do have to fit parking and all that here and I don't think cars can drive between those if they were turned into internal columns.

FuzzyWuz
Jun 21, 2010, 2:42 PM
I'm now wondering though if they are gonna cut the tops off of all these piles once they are in? They do have to fit parking and all that here and I don't think cars can drive between those if they were turned into internal columns.

Certainly not. I dropped by and saw that they are digging around the base of a bunch of the columns and I couldn't figure out why. Now I'm wondering if they will cut them below the current ground level. They are now putting piles in the water. And demo is happening on the steel parts of the big building.

Canadian_Bacon
Jun 21, 2010, 5:25 PM
I'm now wondering though if they are gonna cut the tops off of all these piles once they are in? They do have to fit parking and all that here and I don't think cars can drive between those if they were turned into internal columns.

Well, I think smart cars could fit :P :)

Can't wait to see some more pics of the progress of this great project. Thanks guys. :tup:

Dmajackson
Jun 21, 2010, 7:34 PM
Well considering this is barely zoomed in I think its safe to say the cranes will be highly visible from Halifax;

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/4721426343_355cbf2260_b.jpg

musicman
Jun 22, 2010, 12:29 AM
It's probably piles for a retaining wall so they can excavate behind them.. But that is just a guess..

Jstaleness
Jun 26, 2010, 12:22 AM
Was anyone down there this evening taking pictures. I was out for a walk and saw someone with a pretty nice camera taking pictures of the piles.

FuzzyWuz
Jun 26, 2010, 6:24 PM
Taken by me today. Including my first panos.

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/june25-2010022.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/june25-2010021.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/june25-2010020.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/june25-2010018.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/june25-2010019.jpg

Jonovision
Jun 30, 2010, 3:27 PM
They have indeed cut off the top of about half the piles driven so far. I'll try and grab a pic this afternoon.

Jonovision
Jun 30, 2010, 6:38 PM
As promised.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3856.jpg?t=1277923031

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3862.jpg?t=1277923059

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3864.jpg?t=1277923072

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3863.jpg?t=1277923087

And proof that the harbour is actually getting clean. A real live fish!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3859.jpg?t=1277923110

David1gray
Jun 30, 2010, 10:17 PM
^^^ must have been there just before me i also grabbed a few pics..

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs120.snc4/36356_407658228651_518443651_4551234_5786030_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs100.snc4/36356_407658233651_518443651_4551235_4021499_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs120.snc4/36356_407658238651_518443651_4551236_4555945_n.jpg

Dmajackson
Jun 30, 2010, 11:14 PM
^^LOL to the fish.

I also grabbed a photo today but since I was in rush it was half-assed to say the least. I'll post it tonight or tomorrow with the others.

JustinMacD
Jul 1, 2010, 1:05 AM
This is such a rad development. Nice pics guys.

Dmajackson
Jul 1, 2010, 7:32 PM
Mine from yesterday;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4752297107_ca84055c31_b.jpg

Dmajackson
Jul 1, 2010, 7:34 PM
double post ... sorry

FuzzyWuz
Jul 8, 2010, 1:23 AM
I drove by the site today and see that they are starting work on the second building lot, the one for the first condo. I guess really it will be all parking structure at first. And they are ripping down the last small building. The one that was behind the big one.

Dmajackson
Jul 10, 2010, 6:12 PM
Does anyone know how frequently the train passes in front of this project? Everytime I go to take a photo I get held up by the slowest train in history;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4780029717_4bc65dd6f8_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4780668108_cd78a5cd72_z.jpg

And as a bonus a view of the Halifax skyline with the Hollis@Morris crane visible;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4780033711_2b656b84ce_z.jpg

JustinMacD
Jul 14, 2010, 4:33 PM
Did you guys know that there's a contest to name the 30 story condo?

Help Us Name the Tower
We are requesting that the community submit their suggestions to name this iconic, extraordinary structure. The individual who submits the winning name will be honoured at the opening of the tower and a donation will be made to the charity of their choice.

Please email your suggestion to: spicer@faresinc.com
--

Suggestions?

FuzzyWuz
Jul 14, 2010, 4:40 PM
Does anyone know how frequently the train passes in front of this project? Everytime I go to take a photo I get held up by the slowest train in history;

Twice a day. Once at 10am I think and the other at 430 or so.

FuzzyWuz
Jul 14, 2010, 4:46 PM
Did you guys know that there's a contest to name the 30 story condo?



I suggested COLERIDGE PLACE after Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He wrote "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". It would connect the site to history as well as to a wider international community as the poet and the poem are widely known.

JustinMacD
Jul 14, 2010, 4:55 PM
I suggested COLERIDGE PLACE after Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He wrote "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". It would connect the site to history as well as to a wider international community as the poet and the poem are widely known.

Interesting.

I'd probably go for something a little sexier since it's such a unique building for this area. It'll probably end up being some type of homage to historic Halifax though.

I'd go for "Pacey Plaza" just for kicks. lol

Jonovision
Jul 14, 2010, 5:31 PM
I was talking with them on site yesterday and was told the first building will be going vertical in about a months time. So that means a crane by fall. And I was also told that sales have jumped 55% since construction has started.

bluenoser
Jul 14, 2010, 5:34 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4780668108_cd78a5cd72_z.jpg


Wow, the site is starting to look a lot different without the marine slips building. It's great to see it take shape.

I think Hollis/Morris will be a subtle but great addition in the background of the skyline, especially from this vantage point.

Excuse my ignorance, but does anyone know how they go about constructing these towers in what's basically the harbour? I've always been interested but never really looked into it. I can see how they could just drive piles fairly deep but I don't see exactly how they will excavate for underground parking etc. Even to build retaining walls seems like it would be very difficult. By contrast, I don't think buildings like Purdy's Wharf have much going on underground as there's a seperate parkade.

I suggested COLERIDGE PLACE after Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He wrote "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". It would connect the site to history as well as to a wider international community as the poet and the poem are widely known.

I like the historical aspect but it would be cool to keep it local as well; someone like Joseph Howe, though he already has a building... As for international, how about the 'Sidney Crosby Olympic Gold Medal Goal Memorial Tower'? It just kind of rolls of the tongue.

Dmajackson
Jul 14, 2010, 5:41 PM
Given its location at the foot of the Shudie Canal how about ...

"The Locks at King's Wharf"

or

"The Canal"

FuzzyWuz
Jul 14, 2010, 5:45 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but does anyone know how they go about constructing these towers in what's basically the harbour? I've always been interested but never really looked into it. I can see how they could just drive piles fairly deep but I don't see exactly how they will excavate for underground parking etc. Even to build retaining walls seems like it would be very difficult. By contrast, I don't think buildings like Purdy's Wharf have much going on underground as there's a seperate parkade.


From what I can see in the stage ii agreement they won't be excavating beyond what you see for the piles. The agreement shows that the lowest parking structure floor will be 2m above the high-high water mark. The first level of occupied living space will be 5m above the water mark.
As for the piles, each one of them has had immense weight put on it. I looked up the details on that diesel hammer and each bang puts about 45000 pounds of pressure onto the pile. With thirty hits per pile more or less and a couple of hundred piles in a single building lot you're ready to support a lot of building.

bluenoser
Jul 14, 2010, 6:11 PM
Thanks, that's all really interesting. It makes sense that the ground level will end up higher than what it is currently, and I guess it makes sense not to have parking underground, which could end up underwater in case of an extremely bad flood or storm surge or something like that.

So does this mean that parking will take up the lower (above ground) levels of some of the buildings?

JustinMacD
Jul 14, 2010, 10:31 PM
A bit of an older vid on Kings Wharf.. dunno if you guys have seen it yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZktT2FbPdOo

Jstaleness
Jul 14, 2010, 11:21 PM
A bit of an older vid on Kings Wharf.. dunno if you guys have seen it yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZktT2FbPdOo

Haha! I think most of us have because I remember some talk about Peter's eyes during the video.

FuzzyWuz
Jul 17, 2010, 11:38 PM
I gotta say, I went by the site on Friday and there seems to be a fundamental change. They have started on the roadbed and to me it makes all the difference in the world. It is not the old marine slips anymore. It is King's Wharf, totally. There are also some forms in place and rebar ready to be set up.

bluenoser
Jul 19, 2010, 8:20 PM
The site was bustling today - lots of digging and moving and driving, with a constant stream of dump trucks in and out.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4809890814_4acab977fe_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4809270755_2975d29ff9_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4809897390_acc7f78e82_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4809895174_afef21af4e_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4809280771_95f362651d_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4809901400_7330b7ab7f_b.jpg
(all photos by me)

I was told that the first two buildings will have two levels of underground parking, which will both still be above the water level, and actual 'ground level' will end up around what's now the roof of the sales centre (white building in the background of the third pic), maybe even a bit higher. That seems pretty high to me - it will make for a nice view of the harbour from ground level, but at the same time I think it would feel a bit removed from the water itself, compared to the Halifax waterfront or Alderney Landing. Also, it will completely block the view of the harbour from the ground level of the surrounding area, but I suppose it would have done that anyway with all the buildings.

Anyway, just thinking out loud. Overall I am incredibly happy about how nice this project is and the fact that it's really going ahead.

bluenoser
Jul 19, 2010, 8:26 PM
...and, for no specific reason, some photos from around the site:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4809260009_8cdecdfc00_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4809255455_b5a4490c02_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4809254991_6df51864f8_b.jpg

The inspiration for the name?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4809258129_73e6934cd9_b.jpg

The next door neighbors might have an ugly place but at least they're patriotic.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4809878218_5f67862be5_b.jpg
(all photos by me)

hfxtradesman
Jul 20, 2010, 12:45 AM
got some nice shots

terrynorthend
Jul 20, 2010, 12:52 AM
I was told that the first two buildings will have two levels of underground parking, which will both still be above the water level, and actual 'ground level' will end up around what's now the roof of the sales centre (white building in the background of the third pic), maybe even a bit higher. That seems pretty high to me - it will make for a nice view of the harbour from ground level, but at the same time I think it would feel a bit removed from the water itself, compared to the Halifax waterfront or Alderney Landing. Also, it will completely block the view of the harbour from the ground level of the surrounding area, but I suppose it would have done that anyway with all the buildings.

Anyway, just thinking out loud. Overall I am incredibly happy about how nice this project is and the fact that it's really going ahead.

Hey, it means a couple of bonus stories overall. (12 residential + 2 parking = 14)

fenwick16
Jul 20, 2010, 12:56 AM
...and, for no specific reason, some photos from around the site:

The inspiration for the name?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4809258129_73e6934cd9_b.jpg




Great picture. What type of bird is that? I hope that it isn't some endangered species ....

I hope that the iconic tower gets built before the new (obstructionistic) view planes can be introduced in Dartmouth.

worldlyhaligonian
Jul 20, 2010, 1:06 AM
Very nice... the concrete truck is a good sign. I wonder how tall they will get by the end of the good weather.

David1gray
Jul 20, 2010, 1:19 AM
I hope that it isn't some endangered species ....

haha anything but.

FuzzyWuz
Jul 20, 2010, 1:45 AM
Great picture. What type of bird is that? I hope that it isn't some endangered species ....

I'm pretty sure those are cormorants.

worldlyhaligonian
Jul 20, 2010, 1:51 AM
I think they are called shags... a subspecies of cormorant.

fenwick16
Jul 20, 2010, 2:54 AM
Thanks for the information. Looking at pictures on the internet, it looks like they would be cormorants or shags.

pblaauw
Jul 20, 2010, 2:55 AM
Who owns that old Coast Guard boat? Not very attractive to live next to that.

fenwick16
Jul 20, 2010, 3:44 AM
...and, for no specific reason, some photos from around the site:

The inspiration for the name?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4809258129_73e6934cd9_b.jpg
(all photos by me)



This one would great in the Great Canadian Skylines Thread - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=148434&page=248. Could you re-post this image there also?

alps
Jul 20, 2010, 4:34 AM
Very exciting, thanks for the photos!

JustinMacD
Jul 20, 2010, 12:41 PM
WOW @ the colour of the water in that pic. Beautiful.

It really is a nice skyline as is... but with the new additions it's going to be incredible.

I'm waiting for the Heritage Trust to try and get that old dock in the water labeled as a Heritage Site to slow this project down. It's a bird sanctuary!!!

FuzzyWuz
Jul 21, 2010, 1:42 AM
This is interesting. The following pic is of a worker pumping water INTO the site. Why is that???

Photo by me:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/july202010005.jpg

JET
Jul 21, 2010, 11:46 AM
This is interesting. The following pic is of a worker pumping water INTO the site. Why is that???

Photo by me:
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab258/FuzzyWuz_photos/Kings%20Wharf%20pics/july202010005.jpg

It's to float that boat that's in the background; bit of leisure for the workers breaks. :)
Just a guess, but is it a way to settle all the earth that was dumped there?

Canadian_Bacon
Jul 21, 2010, 3:53 PM
I drove by the site yesterday... Couldn't see much as the train went by blocking my view (around 4:35PM). But from the quick glance I did get before the train went by, it looked good. I was going to park my car and walk around, but I had to get home.

As for the water being pumped in... I'm just going to put two and two together here. I'm probably wrong, but I'll take a crack at it. :)

Judging from the boat, and the welder. He may be putting more water in, so he can use the boat to get over to those piles in the middle of the water and weld something or inspect them/ get access to them.

I remember seeing other sites where they pumped water into the site... But I can't remember why they did it. Great shot btw.

hfx_chris
Jul 21, 2010, 5:15 PM
...and, for no specific reason, some photos from around the site:
Other than of course the fact that Dartmouth is so beautiful? :)
Great shots all around.

macgregor
Jul 21, 2010, 7:51 PM
I think he might be pumping water out. It looks like the hose from the small pond goes to the suction side of the centrifugal pump.

fenwick16
Jul 21, 2010, 9:23 PM
I think he might be pumping water out. It looks like the hose from the small pond goes to the suction side of the centrifugal pump.

You have a good eye. The center port should be the inlet (suction) as you said, since a centrifugal pump will fling it out.

fenwick16
Jul 21, 2010, 10:56 PM
I reposted this in the Canadian section (with credit) - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=4920596#post4920596 . If you don't want it posted there, let me know and I will remove it.

...and, for no specific reason, some photos from around the site:

The inspiration for the name?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4809258129_73e6934cd9_b.jpg

FuzzyWuz
Jul 22, 2010, 1:00 PM
You have a good eye. The center port should be the inlet (suction) as you said, since a centrifugal pump will fling it out.

I watched the water level rise. And I've seen them do it again in the days since then.

fenwick16
Jul 22, 2010, 1:32 PM
I watched the water level rise. And I've seen them do it again in the days since then.

Maybe they pump water into the pond at times and pump water out at other times (it looks like they are removing water in the posted image but I don't really know for sure). The water might be seeping in from the harbour and that is why they are pumping it out.

I am just going by the way the pump is shown in the posted image. The suction will always be in the center for a centrifugal pump since the centrifugal force will fling the water outward (there are other types of pumps, but this does look like a centrifugal pump).


(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_pump )
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Centrifugal_Pump.png/585px-Centrifugal_Pump.png

macgregor
Jul 22, 2010, 4:41 PM
I watched the water level rise. And I've seen them do it again in the days since then.

Touché! Can't argue with that. This construction site is pretty interesting though.

Precambrian
Jul 24, 2010, 11:16 PM
I watched the water level rise. And I've seen them do it again in the days since then.

I'm just wondering, if maybe, the I-beams sticking out of the water are anchored by grout - an extra strong and hard cement like substance that requires water over several days to cure it, otherwise it would crack and fail. I've worked in construction before and used grouting to make the bases for equipment. As for the pump, he's definitely pumping water out. I'm a millwright by trade and work on pumps all the time.

worldlyhaligonian
Jul 25, 2010, 3:43 AM
It certainly ties things together... I think dartmouth will have a fairly interesting skyline with KW plus what we are seeing proposed otherwise.

These new viewplanes laws shouldn'at impact developments that were proposed before its implementation.

Dmajackson
Jul 29, 2010, 5:35 AM
From Monday;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/4839452515_bb6f53a08e_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/4839454281_282be17670_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4840067420_cc6effc8de_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4839458897_ee8e0eccf0_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4839461143_eaa6053756_z.jpg

A multi-million dollar project and they can't afford a motor for a boat;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/4839457371_766b8c4963_z.jpg

Canadian_Bacon
Jul 29, 2010, 10:25 AM
A multi-million dollar project and they can't afford a motor for a boat;

Lol... Well, they had to save money somewhere. A motor would have cost a few hundred dollars (depending on size etc.) Maybe they decided they would rather spend the money on nicer porta-potties. ;)

JET
Jul 29, 2010, 11:52 AM
Lol... Well, they had to save money somewhere. A motor would have cost a few hundred dollars (depending on size etc.) Maybe they decided they would rather spend the money on nicer porta-potties. ;)

No, it's like I said earlier, the boat is part of their keep-fit plan for the workers. A little exercise makes them more productive. ;) jet

FuzzyWuz
Jul 29, 2010, 7:19 PM
From Monday;



Okay, I think I saw you taking these.

bluenoser
Aug 5, 2010, 3:14 PM
Again, a few days old due to my technological incompetence but since I took them I figured I should still post them...

http://a.imageshack.us/img180/8528/kwharf1.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img705/3488/kwharf2.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img821/2618/kwharf3.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img812/8793/kwharf4.jpg

source: me

worldlyhaligonian
Aug 6, 2010, 1:51 AM
The site looks better already.

I wonder how fast the Keelson will go up given that there won't be any digging down.

Dmajackson
Aug 6, 2010, 2:05 AM
Here are mine from Tuesday;


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4864349343_948110b26e_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4864352183_9fd474206f_z.jpg

someone123
Aug 6, 2010, 2:31 AM
Wow, looks like they are making progress. I'm wondering how long it will be until there is a crane (or two). This will be really visible from the Halifax side. It's going to look great.

fenwick16
Aug 6, 2010, 2:33 AM
Here are mine from Tuesday;


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4864349343_948110b26e_z.jpg


Great picture. Seeing this makes me wonder what Purdy's Wharf looked like during construction.

I hope that people will put an end to expanded view planes bylaws in Dartmouth. I want to see more of this happening in Dartmouth.

JustinMacD
Aug 6, 2010, 1:06 PM
The most exciting project in the history of Halifax (outside of Purdy's)?

halifaxboyns
Aug 6, 2010, 9:45 PM
The most exciting project in the history of Halifax (outside of Purdy's)?

The most exciting project thus far...I think Twisted Sisters was pretty exciting; but it's gone dormant. If a crane shows up; it will certainly be exciting.

But there is still lots of potential out there.
Who knows - my dream of towers down Quinpool and Agricola may some day come true and if so; I really hope they are well designed!

Dmajackson
Aug 8, 2010, 12:26 AM
Not a lot of progress since the last photo (then again its been 4 days) but more concrete poured;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4870399372_7bb4898d47_z.jpg

fenwick16
Aug 8, 2010, 1:40 AM
It certainly looks like they had water around the concrete on purpose. In one shot it is surrounded by water and in the one a few days later it isn't.

FuzzyWuz
Aug 8, 2010, 3:32 AM
Here's a question: Will the thread remain Kings Wharf as a whole or/and will there be separate threads for the separate buildings? Maybe there will be separate threads for the separate phases?

someone123
Aug 8, 2010, 5:44 AM
Unless somebody has a good argument for splitting up I'd suggest leaving discussion and photos in a single thread since this is one development.

Canadian_Bacon
Aug 8, 2010, 5:46 AM
It will all most likely be in this thread. Since threads are about developments as a whole, and not just the individual buildings.

Like how everything related to Dartmouth Crossing is in one thread. It will be the same for this site as well.

Jonovision
Aug 11, 2010, 4:27 PM
I'm pretty sure the difference in the water levels is just the tide.
Going by yesterday they are forming up a large part in the centre of the building. Concrete should be poured soon for it.

FuzzyWuz
Aug 11, 2010, 7:26 PM
CRANE!!!!

cranecranecranecranecranecrane!

crane.


Just sayin'.

Dmajackson
Aug 11, 2010, 7:37 PM
CRANE!!!!

cranecranecranecranecranecrane!

crane.


Just sayin'.

WHAT!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Now I'll have something interesting to take photo of from the waterfront :D

bluenoser
Aug 11, 2010, 9:34 PM
woohoo!

that is very very exciting.

hfx_chris
Aug 11, 2010, 9:45 PM
Never understood the fascination with cranes...



...but then again not everyone understands my fascination with buses.

Dmajackson
Aug 12, 2010, 2:01 AM
Last but certainly not least;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4884099696_6d12c5dbe4_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4884113950_b387e62791_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4884111658_90ecd79516_z.jpg

Jonovision
Aug 12, 2010, 2:46 AM
Damn! I was beat to it! I was watching them form up the base this afternoon. Still only the base, no full crane for a another few days at least. But still....CRANE!!!!!

worldlyhaligonian
Aug 12, 2010, 3:07 AM
are there two buildings going up or one? how tall? really 14 stories?

fenwick16
Aug 12, 2010, 3:29 AM
are there two buildings going up or one? how tall? really 14 stories?

The floor plans ( http://kingswharf.ca/index.php/properties/condos/keelson_floor_plan ) show a ground floor plus 12 floors (plus parking?) which would be 13 floors plus parking - so 14 floors sounds reasonable including the parking. This story on the King's Wharf website states that two 14 storey buildings will be starting simutaneously - http://kingswharf.ca/index.php/about/news/all_is_good_at_kings_wharf/

Jonovision
Aug 12, 2010, 3:32 AM
Yes, this crane is for the apartment building. And in behind will be built the first condo building which you have shown the floorplans for.

David1gray
Aug 15, 2010, 4:26 PM
taken by myself yesterday

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4894487264_6e338d9982_b.jpg

FuzzyWuz
Aug 15, 2010, 11:37 PM
I'm guessing that crane will go up Monday? We'll see in a couple of hours. (okay, 12 or so hours.)

Dmajackson
Aug 16, 2010, 1:47 AM
From yeaterday;

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4895702431_2688f0bc16_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4895709507_5de8fe9887_z.jpg

Jstaleness
Aug 18, 2010, 2:17 AM
I was on the 21st floor of Purdys Wharf Tower 2 today. I was able to get a good view of this site. They have definitely extended the shoreline quite a bit. Too bad the crane wasn't up yet.

It was a good spot to view a lot of projects actually. I saw Kings Wharf, The Russel Lake project, Portland St building and could even see the crane for the seniors complex over by MicMac.
The sad thing is I only had my cell phone camera and because of the glass it was terrible quality so no pics.

Jonovision
Aug 20, 2010, 6:07 PM
Crane going up today!!!!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3870.jpg?t=1282327586

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3871.jpg

halifaxboyns
Aug 20, 2010, 6:11 PM
Crane going up today!!!!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3870.jpg?t=1282327586

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/jonovision/IMG_3871.jpg

This is the reason why people support development. People get excited to see the cranes go up and see the project move ahead and change occur.

I'm willing to bet good money that this will draw people to the park to watch throughout the construction - just like if the Mill Cove island moves ahead and like the Trillium is doing now.

Jonovision
Aug 20, 2010, 6:23 PM
This is the reason why people support development. People get excited to see the cranes go up and see the project move ahead and change occur.

I'm willing to bet good money that this will draw people to the park to watch throughout the construction - just like if the Mill Cove island moves ahead and like the Trillium is doing now.

It already is a draw. I walk down over the canal all the time, and I don't think I've ever been there when there wasn't other people stopping to watch or take pictures.

DigitalNinja
Aug 20, 2010, 6:54 PM
Woot woot! Great thing about this development is that there will always be a crane there until the 30 story is up!
Any idea if the crane is at the max height now?

Jstaleness
Aug 20, 2010, 8:45 PM
Never understood the fascination with cranes...



...but then again not everyone understands my fascination with buses.

I saw an articulating Coach Style bus today. I had never seen one before but definitely different and cool.

But back to the subjet!! Crane looks great so far.

halifaxboyns
Aug 20, 2010, 10:02 PM
It already is a draw. I walk down over the canal all the time, and I don't think I've ever been there when there wasn't other people stopping to watch or take pictures.

You would be surprised how much new construction can be a draw in a downtown area or along a major corridor.

The Bow and many of the other developments are always huge draws in Calgary and I know when the two residential buildings south of the Coast Plaza Hotel in Edmonton were going up - they drew many people to the little plaza near by to watch while on lunch.

I guess for people its a combination of fascination in watching construction occur, seeing a building get put together and to a certain extent hot construction workers. I know my friend Shelly would agree with the last one - for sure.

Jonovision
Aug 21, 2010, 4:02 AM
Woot woot! Great thing about this development is that there will always be a crane there until the 30 story is up!
Any idea if the crane is at the max height now?

I do believe it is at max height. But looking over from Halifax it is quite large. The other bigger buildings will be huge! Now we can really see what an impact this development will have on Dartmouth from a skyline perspective.