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O-Town Hockey
Sep 19, 2010, 5:26 PM
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9581/dsc02843eedited.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dsc02843eedited.jpg/)

Pour Vous. Dirty edit, but it shows what it could have been. My guess its about 35 Stories.

Image by O-Town Hockey (hope you don't mind the edit)

Cheers,
Josh

If we're gonna get 1 35+ then we need at least 2 others to balance things out. I would love to see the last few large, prime surface lots DT go up as 35+ but I'm probably just dreaming. The best spots for this kind of height IMO would be Place de Ville phase 3 (Kent and Albert), 150 Elgin site (getting awefully stale over there), and Glue Pot Pub lot (Lyon and Albert). There are others (Standard Life III site) but they already have proposals or are too close to Wellington and will likely cast shadows onto Parliament Hill.

waterloowarrior
Oct 2, 2010, 10:06 PM
webcam from today
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5044961081_b3d3c6f233.jpg

Davis137
Oct 4, 2010, 1:23 AM
Looks wicked!

harls
Oct 4, 2010, 11:09 AM
You can see it pretty good from Nicholas/417. Fills in a nice gap. Tribeca will probably block it out completely in a couple of years, though.

O-Town Hockey
Oct 4, 2010, 11:11 PM
You can see it pretty good from Nicholas/417. Fills in a nice gap. Tribeca will probably block it out completely in a couple of years, though.

I'm actually pretty optimistic about Tribeca's presence in the skyline. It will certainly look skinnier than anything else downtown!

harls
Oct 7, 2010, 7:03 PM
Some shots I took today..looks like the glass is almost complete.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5060604212_49f9f7b250_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5060008861_168e884dfe_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/5060623046_e174c5205c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5060012315_1f93da872f_b.jpg

Cre47
Jan 13, 2011, 12:01 AM
I've thought of a last update without the crane and all the windows installed. with now work seems to be concentrating on the inside. It's a night shot though but you can clearly see the interior progess though barely started on the floors above ground. Not only it obscures the bizarre building at Laurier and O'Connor, it also obscure pretty its equally ugly neighbor at 219 Laurier.

http://www.earthcam.net/images/497df0381ab3a4606b6b728b33f2fed6/broccolini1mpa_r.jpg

Davis137
Jan 13, 2011, 2:23 PM
Great looking building!

Cre47
Jan 13, 2011, 5:51 PM
Well sounds like it will keep on being update here I guess without needing to go to the site itself.

Harley613
Jan 13, 2011, 6:38 PM
i find the marble bases of the building looks absolutely horrible. they stuck a nice glass box on top of a podium that looks like 50's federal architecture.

jeremy_haak
Jan 14, 2011, 10:32 AM
i find the marble bases of the building looks absolutely horrible. they stuck a nice glass box on top of a podium that looks like 50's federal architecture.

I dunno... the 50's federal architecture is actually a refreshing change from simple glass box.

Harley613
Jan 14, 2011, 6:55 PM
it's the juxtaposition that doesn't work for me. the tower and the podium don't look like they are from the same building AT ALL.

Davis137
Jan 15, 2011, 4:29 AM
I agree with Jeremy...it ads something different to the streetscape than just a traditional glass clad building...

drawarc
Jul 10, 2011, 9:57 PM
Pics I took July 9th:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6017/5921132156_6fbbb92485_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5921132310_6eddd389f7_z.jpg

Davis137
Jul 13, 2011, 1:58 AM
Man, that so could have been downtown's new tallest...it's very tastefully done, and I love the hybrid of new design cues, with oldschool ultra-modern...

Harley613
Jul 13, 2011, 3:27 AM
i feel like they took the worst of 50's and 60's ottawa federal architecture to build the podium, then built a disjointed ugly featureless glass box on top. completely incongruous, and horribly ugly. this building is invisible from all angles...it's just plain boring. ugly and boring.

jeremy_haak
Jul 13, 2011, 5:04 AM
It's amazing how people can react so differently to a building. I happen to love it.

Admiral Nelson
Jul 13, 2011, 9:08 AM
It's amazing how people can react so differently to a building. I happen to love it.

Yeah I really like it too.

ThaLoveDocta
Jul 13, 2011, 12:42 PM
Yeah I really like it too.

I'll second that...
A big fan of this building... if only it were 46 stories.

McC
Jul 13, 2011, 1:38 PM
funny thing you can't see from the distance in the photos, some of the trees on the O'Connor side are growing straight into the marble podium, they'll either have to be pruned agressively or cut, or they'll eventually destroy the façade (in a battle of tree vs. building, bet on tree!)

blackjagger
Jul 13, 2011, 1:50 PM
funny thing you can't see from the distance in the photos, some of the trees on the O'Connor side are growing straight into the marble podium, they'll either have to be pruned agressively or cut, or they'll eventually destroy the façade (in a battle of tree vs. building, bet on tree!)

Yeah I walked by there yesterday. It seems strange they were not moved 10-15 feet to the north to grow where the construction crane had been located.

Cheers,
Josh

Ottawan
Jul 14, 2011, 3:22 PM
It's amazing how people can react so differently to a building. I happen to love it.

Same. There are critics of every building design (and affinity for certain designs is very much a personal thing), but I think more are happy than upset with this one.

waterloowarrior
Feb 12, 2012, 4:19 AM
Manulife closed on this late last month.... $165.5 million!
http://www.colonnadedevelopment.ca/blog/?p=174