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raggedy13
Apr 6, 2008, 9:53 PM
I fail to see a difference between the two.

SFUVancouver
Apr 24, 2008, 10:40 PM
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6673/hotelgeorgiatowerapril2sh4.jpg
http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.png (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/) My photo, taken April 23rd, 2008.

entheosfog
May 6, 2008, 5:51 AM
From Sunday:
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc300/whereismymind2007/DSCF6644.jpg?t=1210052779

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc300/whereismymind2007/DSCF6645.jpg?t=1210053048

excel
May 6, 2008, 7:34 AM
thanks for all the updates.

officedweller
May 6, 2008, 6:45 PM
In the last pic, you can see behind the green mesh, that there's brick used to wall off the end of the hallway (in anticipation of future expansion way back when built) - as opposed to the concrete walls beside.

officedweller
May 16, 2008, 4:57 PM
There's an article in the Vancouver Sun today about the lighting for he project - a British design firm is doing the lighting. The heritage aspects of the old hotel will be highlighted and the tower top will be like a beacon and there will be 20-30 storey "raindrops" cascading down the sides of the tower. The raindrops will travel down the tower and fade out.

excel
May 16, 2008, 9:51 PM
wow that sounds great. thanks.

Cypherus
May 17, 2008, 8:15 PM
There's an article in the Vancouver Sun today about the lighting for he project - a British design firm is doing the lighting. The heritage aspects of the old hotel will be highlighted and the tower top will be like a beacon and there will be 20-30 storey "raindrops" cascading down the sides of the tower. The raindrops will travel down the tower and fade out.

Sounds neat on paper, but we all remember Shangri-la's "amazing" solar panels which, at present time, do nothing to add lighting.

subdude
May 17, 2008, 8:28 PM
Has anyone heard of construction stopping on this project due to a massive lien against the developer? Someone (fairly reliable) told me that today, we're talking high 6 figures. Haven't been around there lately. Any activity?

Delirium
May 20, 2008, 2:13 AM
here's the article Officedweller mentions above;

English duo take on Hotel Georgia lighting
John Mackie, Vancouver Sun
Published: Friday, May 16, 2008

There has been an endless stream of new developments downtown the last few years, but few are as ambitious as the Hotel Georgia project.

The $400-million development is a blend of a 1927 heritage building and a contemporary tower. It's also a blend of a boutique hotel and high-end condos. And it's very high-end: the 7,400 sq. ft. penthouse in the condo tower has already sold for $18 million.

Sally Storey and Chris Lewis have a key role in making the two buildings work. The duo have been brought in from London to design the lighting for the project.

That's right, the lighting.

Big projects like this often employ lighting designers to bring a little extra je ne sais quoi to the development. In lighting circles, Storey and Lewis are as good as it gets, particularly regarding heritage buildings.

Their company, Lighting Design International, has worked on all sorts of historic buildings, such as the Hotel Des Bergues in Geneva (built in 1834), the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens (built in 1874), and the Temple Church in London, a 12th-century structure that was featured in The Da Vinci Code.

Storey is also a noted author in Britain, thanks to her 2002 book Lighting By Design (Pavilion). She has another book coming out this fall called Perfect Lighting.

"Lighting is important to transform any space, any mood," says Storey.

"You can have a white box and make it sing with lighting. It changes your mood. You go into any bar or any restaurant, and you either feel good or bad there. It may be beautifully decorated, but usually it's the lighting that gives you that comfortable feeling or not."

The Hotel Georgia is a challenging project, which is one of the things Storey likes about it.

"It's an unusual challenge, because you've got the historical side and the contemporary side together," says Storey, who was trained as an architect but has specialized in lighting since the early 1980s.

"They stand cheek-by-jowl and they both have their own style and design. It's much more fun, doing both at the same time."

On the heritage building, Storey will use modern lighting techniques to play up the architecture, rather than simply do a period restoration with period lighting.

"What I want to do is highlight the architecture so that it comes into its own, and keep the general lighting to a dimmer level so it just gives ambient lighting," she says.

"In the past people were worried about getting recessed uplighters to do things, because it's a contemporary [light] source. But I feel that you want to celebrate the old architecture, make it come alive in a contemporary way."

"Uplighting" is when you point a light up; "downlighting" is the reverse. In a heritage structure like the Georgia, this might mean placing small lights at the bottom of a grooved column so that they illuminate the grooves -- an architectural feature regular lighting usually ignores.

Subtle placement of miniature lights can also bring a fresh look to an antique chandelier. In the old days, you would just hang the chandelier in a lobby or ballroom and it would light the room. A modern trick is to dim the chandelier so the light is less glaring, then adding uplights and downlights which make it appear the light is coming from the chandelier.

"You maybe do [the chandelier] down to 50 per cent of its output, so that the lamps just glow," says Lewis, who trained in furniture design.

"Then [you] introduce other lights into the chandelier that provide other effects."

This can also be applied to the home.

"You don't just light the room by your central pendant," says Storey.

"Think of layering of light, [and] breaking your light down into three [categories]. You have your general lighting, which is the lighting all around.

"Then there's the accent or feature lighting, where you decide what in the room you want to feature. It could be a picture light over a picture, it could be a small discreet spot [light] in the ceiling lighting the picture, it could be a low-level uplighter lighting the curtains, or a plant in the corner, or your fireplace.

"And then you've got your task lighting, where you've got a desk and you can read by. You break down the lighting into those three categories and work out how you're going to do it."

In either a residential or commercial setting, "control of light is all important in a room."

"You always want your general lighting separately controlled from your feature lighting, because that's how you create the mood," she says.

"You can dim the general lighting down, and bring the feature lighting up."

In the Hotel Georgia, there will be a mix of contemporary and period fixtures, as well as lighting from unusual sources. The reception desk in the lobby will be made of onyx, which will be lit from within to make it glow, a very cool effect.

On the exterior, lights will be strategically placed to illuminate the 1927 building's architectural features. You may never have noticed some of them, such as the corner urns and balustrade (small posts) on the roof.

But it's the lighting on the adjoining 48-storey tower that will probably have tongues wagging. It promises to be the most interesting architectural lighting since the BC Hydro building went up at Burrard and Nelson in 1957. (Unfortunately, the BC Hydro building's wall of beautiful blue and green lights is rarely illuminated anymore.)

The top of the Hotel Georgia tower will be lit "like a beacon," and there will be 20-to-30 storey "raindrops" cascading down its sides.

"There's extra interest if you have motion in lighting," says Lewis.

"If it's just static, people get used to it -- they look at it once and don't necessarily look at it again. But if it's moving [and] it's doing something different, it catches the eye every time."

"It's almost like running water," injects Storey.

"It will be like a long drop and then will fade out," says Lewis.

"And then the next one will come down and fade off."

Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, they can apparently pull this off without disturbing the inhabitants of the condo tower. If work proceeds as planned, the building, and lighting, should be ready by late 2009.

jmackie@png.canwest.com
© The Vancouver Sun 2008

excel
May 20, 2008, 5:03 AM
thanks for the article.

raggedy13
May 20, 2008, 6:20 AM
Can't wait to see all these lighting effects. Thanks for the article Delirium.

LeftCoaster
May 20, 2008, 3:29 PM
In the Hotel Georgia, there will be a mix of contemporary and period fixtures, as well as lighting from unusual sources. The reception desk in the lobby will be made of onyx, which will be lit from within to make it glow, a very cool effect.

On the exterior, lights will be strategically placed to illuminate the 1927 building's architectural features. You may never have noticed some of them, such as the corner urns and balustrade (small posts) on the roof.

But it's the lighting on the adjoining 48-storey tower that will probably have tongues wagging. It promises to be the most interesting architectural lighting since the BC Hydro building went up at Burrard and Nelson in 1957. (Unfortunately, the BC Hydro building's wall of beautiful blue and green lights is rarely illuminated anymore.)

The top of the Hotel Georgia tower will be lit "like a beacon," and there will be 20-to-30 storey "raindrops" cascading down its sides.


Sounds great... but is the Hydro building not lit up every night now?

sono65
May 20, 2008, 7:01 PM
"If work proceeds as planned, the building, and lighting, should be ready by late 2009."

I thought this project was slated to finish in 2011??

Hed Kandi
May 20, 2008, 7:12 PM
"If work proceeds as planned, the building, and lighting, should be ready by late 2009."

I thought this project was slated to finish in 2011??

It would be nice to have the lighting finished before the olympics.

Delirium
May 20, 2008, 7:34 PM
the "residences" (48 storey tower) will be completed by 2011.
The hotel portion (the georgia) will open late 2009.

phesto
May 20, 2008, 7:36 PM
EDIT: Delirium is on top of his game! - beat me to the answer.

Anyway, the lighting on the new tower sounds great.

sono65
May 20, 2008, 8:56 PM
mmm right right right. Thanks!

ckkelley
May 21, 2008, 5:15 AM
Sounds great... but is the Hydro building not lit up every night now?

I can confirm that the Electra is lit up every night.

ckkelley
May 24, 2008, 11:03 PM
Has anyone heard of construction stopping on this project due to a massive lien against the developer? Someone (fairly reliable) told me that today, we're talking high 6 figures. Haven't been around there lately. Any activity?

I haven't seen any ads for this project in the Sun over the last two weeks. Is it possible that this project is in trouble?

Yikes!

jlousa
May 24, 2008, 11:06 PM
No ads as there isn't many units left to be sold, they are also marketing globally and not just locally with this product. The project is still moving ahead and is not in any trouble.

Canadian Mind
May 25, 2008, 1:31 AM
Still adds in the Globe and mail. no worries. :)

ckkelley
May 25, 2008, 1:36 AM
^^
Great news. Thanks.

Hed Kandi
Jun 21, 2008, 11:06 PM
Georgia Residences work uncovers heritage surprises’
Sun

Saturday, June, 21, 2008


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Part of the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia new-home project in downtown Vancouver is the reclamation and restoration of the adjacent, and historic, hotel. That work is turning up long-lost architectural detail such as ballroom windows (above left) and generating an opportunity to burnish the reopened hotel with the ambience of its inaugural decade, the 1920s. ‘Heritage renovation is all about detective work and unexpected discoveries,’ says architect Malcolm Elliot of Endall Elliot Architects. ‘There are great surprises such as when we discovered portions of original ballroom windows well preserved and buried under the brick in the existing ballroom walls. ‘This discovery of heritage relics will assist us in the design and construction of identical replacement heritage windows to be resurrected in the reconstructed ballroom.’ Restoration projects include: • The wrought iron railing (above right) of the staircase connecting and promenade and ballroom. • The door (below) in what was once called the York Room, on the promenade. •The two fireplaces on the promenade, which disappeared from public view when the promenade was broken up into rooms.

The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia new-home project, because it involves the restoration and renovation of a downtown Vancouver landmark, demonstrates the contribution of the past, and not a distant past, to the commercial present. ‘Heritage redevelopment allows us retain our links to the past within updated quality buildings that satisfy our changing needs into the future,’ says architect Malcolm Elliot of Endall Elliot. ‘From the very beginning, we felt the strong architectural character of this historic Georgian landmark would be a real differentiator for this development.’ The hotel opened in 1926. Shown on this page are the ballroom (above left) before a renovation eliminated windows at one end of the room; the promenade (left) before it was turned into a corridor lined with small offices and meeting rooms; and the hotel sign above the corner of Howe and Georgia, a photograph taken in 1958 on the occasion of B.C.'s centennial. The Hotel Georgia has asked city hall permit installation of a similar sign.

The promenade will be restored to its original size and made into a space that can be used as it was previously — for receptions or drinks before an event in the ballroom, which is off the promenade. The ballroom windows will be replaced. Their condition is too poor to be used as originally installed. If the discovery of long-ago covered-over windows in the ballroom was a pleasant surprise, the discovery of an originalconstruction shortcut was an unpleasant surprise. “There have been unfortunate surprises such as our discovery that the Hotel Georgia concrete structure had not been built to the strength requirements of the original 1926 design,’ architect Elliot reports. “Some of the steel reinforcing had been left out and the concrete was not of the appropriate strength. “The solution to this challenge has resulted in the wrapping of the under strength columns and beams with hightech carbon fibre to increase their strength.”

Canadian Mind
Jun 21, 2008, 11:56 PM
Cool. Neat stuff.

Cypherus
Jun 22, 2008, 2:39 AM
Very interesting.

officedweller
Jun 23, 2008, 4:47 PM
Thanks.
Nice to see the Promenade will be restored.

skymaster
Jul 4, 2008, 8:00 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2622075150_4d6a81d3cd_b.jpg
Reno's on the bottom middle.

excel
Jul 5, 2008, 7:26 AM
cool shot^

SFUVancouver
Jul 25, 2008, 8:28 PM
Excavation continues.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6599/hotelgeorgiatowerexcvatgb0.jpg
http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.png (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/) Taken by SFUVancouver, July 21st, 2008.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/205/hotelgeorgiatowerexcavast7.jpg
http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.png (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/) Taken by SFUVancouver, July 21st, 2008.

Cypherus
Jul 26, 2008, 6:39 PM
Good to see some steady progress.

raggedy13
Jul 28, 2008, 5:08 AM
Thanks for the update SFU!

Anybody have any ideas how much is left for the excavation stage?

It seems like the sites of a lot of the more significant developments around town are in a similar state, such as Jameson House, Patina, Capitol Residences... and now the Ritz-Carlton (though a bit further behind of course). Will be nice to have so many larger projects to focus on as they get above ground (roughly) around the same time.

Denscity
Jul 28, 2008, 5:22 PM
:previous:
Agreed.

subdude
Aug 16, 2008, 7:06 AM
Hotel Georgia from across the street at the Pacific Centre Mall:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2765405513_177f432077_o.jpg

Delirium
Aug 29, 2008, 1:21 AM
they installed a massive banner that stretches the entire height of hotel georgia with a rendering of the project. looks really cool to see it that big.

subdude
Aug 29, 2008, 6:57 PM
And here it is:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2808501677_10be9ca29d_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2808582351_a97fff790c_o.jpg

Photos by me.

LeftCoaster
Aug 29, 2008, 6:58 PM
Wow, that's great! thanks subdude!

sacrifice333
Aug 29, 2008, 7:18 PM
I really like the tie-in between the old and new on this project. It's going to be a stunner.

Hed Kandi
Aug 29, 2008, 7:35 PM
Very nice! Hopefully the finished product is as enticing as the render.

Anyone know what type of glazing they will use for the glass?

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4568/hvghfgc2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ozonemania
Aug 29, 2008, 8:06 PM
As nice as this is, it just reminds me of the cancelled Crystal building that was supposed to go there before. It needs to be built somewhere.

Yume-sama
Aug 29, 2008, 8:19 PM
They shouldn't have put the domain name behind the trees, I had to think about what it said... thought it was German or something :haha:

Dencesat Orgiacom :sly:

ckkelley
Aug 30, 2008, 4:48 AM
And the lighting on this tower is supposed to be cool as well. 20 to 30 storey raindrops if I recall.

excel
Sep 2, 2008, 6:21 AM
cool banner. shouldn't the title of this thread be u/c tho, the excavation is quite deep already.

raggedy13
Sep 2, 2008, 7:03 AM
^Done, thank you.

Delirium
Sep 3, 2008, 2:16 AM
came across this rendering. haven't seen it before. looks good. there appears to be little lights that the very end of the corner balconies. I wonder if that's the LED raindrop thing..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/1366-highlight-thumbnail.jpg

Hed Kandi
Sep 3, 2008, 2:41 AM
came across this rendering. haven't seen it before. looks good. there appears to be little lights that the very end of the corner balconies. I wonder if that's the LED raindrop thing..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/1366-highlight-thumbnail.jpg


Nice. Where'd you get the image ?

Delirium
Sep 3, 2008, 2:47 AM
www.sothebysrealty.ca

Cypherus
Sep 3, 2008, 5:32 PM
It's not a bad tower. The lighting seems to have changed since the last rendering.

officedweller
Sep 3, 2008, 6:06 PM
Yeah, looks a lot more subdued, rather than flashy.

vanlaw
Sep 10, 2008, 6:14 PM
It looks as though excavation is complete. The excavator on Howe just moved out of the way and they're lowering bundles of rebar into the hole - good sign. Took a while to get that hole dug.

ckkelley
Sep 21, 2008, 1:21 AM
They appear to be installing a luffing crane today.

I'm wondering how long it will take to reach street level. Due to the small site I'm guessing this might rise faster than average?

hollywoodnorth
Sep 21, 2008, 3:21 AM
They appear to be installing a luffing crane today.

I'm wondering how long it will take to reach street level. Due to the small site I'm guessing this might rise faster than average?

Nice! 2 Luffings on the Skyline at once? Unheard of in Vancouver........and a 3rd if RitzCarlton moves into construction as it will I think. So that would 3 at once! Cool!

Any other projects that would be in a tight/restricted airspace spot and need to use one coming up? Nothing I can think of...

officedweller
Sep 23, 2008, 7:13 PM
Here's a couple pics taken by me today. Note the demolition of the old mechanical penthouse and the creation of a lightwell/rooftop area (or just reconstruction of the area):

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/7758/p9230830yh1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/5523/p9230831an6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

vanman
Sep 23, 2008, 8:09 PM
Cool perspective!

raggedy13
Sep 23, 2008, 9:10 PM
Thanks for all the photo updates officedweller! Hope to see this one rising soon.

Metro-One
Sep 23, 2008, 9:52 PM
I really like the design of this building. I am very interested to see how their "raindrop" lighting effect turns out. Great pictures by the way!

androo3
Oct 22, 2008, 10:22 PM
Anyone hear rumours of this being cancelled/hold. I hear it may have been. Anyone else? i got this info sametime I heard of RC

phesto
Oct 22, 2008, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't be all that surprised if they build the parking and cap it at grade...this project has been in trouble for a while now.

jlousa
Oct 22, 2008, 10:32 PM
I don't know as it sold pretty well with a lot of A-list purchasers. Contruction is also going at a rapid pace, if they were to just "cap it" they wouldn't need to be in a rush.

LeftCoaster
Oct 22, 2008, 10:41 PM
I haven't heard anything either way. I hope we dont lose this one and RC. Then my only hope left in downtown would be Jamieson.

jlousa
Oct 22, 2008, 10:46 PM
I think a lot of people are throwing the baby out with the bath water. Things are not nearly as bad here as some people make them out to be.
The crappy projects that should never have been convinced to begin with are the only ones that will be canned.

phesto
Oct 22, 2008, 10:50 PM
I think a lot of people are throwing the baby out with the bath water. Things are not nearly as bad here as some people make them out to be.
The crappy projects that should never have been convinced to begin with are the only ones that will be canned.

I can confirm that the project has some issues, whether they turn serious is purely speculation at this point. I think any rumours are getting amplified and maybe even exagerrated in light of what's gone on in the past couple of weeks. Hopefully it's nothing - obviously another project of this stature being put on hold would make the news pretty damn quick.

EdinVan
Oct 23, 2008, 3:50 AM
And the lighting on this tower is supposed to be cool as well. 20 to 30 storey raindrops if I recall.

Yes, it would be cool, but knowing how dull Vancouverites are, some vocal group of tenants will complain about how the lights keep them up at night or otherwise offend their sensibilities. If the lighting effect stays, it will likely be active only for a few hours a day, much like the lights on The Electra and other landmark buildings.

ckkelley
Oct 23, 2008, 4:18 AM
Gettin' nervous.

Bloody hell, is the sky falling? Suddenly it seems like it.

officedweller
Nov 4, 2008, 10:01 PM
BTW - has anyone walked by the Geoprgia side entrance to the construction site (through what used to be the bar & grill entrance)? There's a turnstile system set up for access to/from the building - the type used for unmanned subway exits.

Metro-One
Nov 4, 2008, 10:37 PM
are there any updates on this project? i am one of the few who really like this tower and if the RC is a no go it will be Vancouver's second tallest. At least they have a crane on site.

vanlaw
Nov 4, 2008, 10:39 PM
are there any updates on this project? i am one of the few who really like this tower and if the RC is a no go it will be Vancouver's second tallest. At least they have a crane on site.

walked by yesterday - the pit is crazy deep. It also looks as though they have installed a tower just off cente of the pit on top of which appears to be concrete pumps - can anyone confirm if that is what it actually is?

jlousa
Nov 4, 2008, 11:58 PM
The turnstiles have been there for months, not sure why though, they have a keypad on them so it's possible they are using them to log the hours of the workers and trades onsite.

officedweller
Nov 5, 2008, 12:04 AM
Yeah, just wondering if it was common in the industry.

jlousa
Nov 5, 2008, 12:41 AM
No they aren't common, at least locally, but I think they're a good idea.

officedweller
Nov 13, 2008, 8:57 PM
Just noticed this morning that the huge mesh sign/enclosure on the scaffolding facing Howe street is gone. The mesh is still there on the Georgia side.
Did it blow down in the wind? or was it taken down?
It was there yesterday.

Edit - found my answer:

Update: Wind warning ended for Metro Vancouver

Thursday, November 13 - 12:04:00 PM
Shane Bigham

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - A wind warning has ended for Metro Vancouver, as winds have eased after a blustery morning.

At English Bay this morning, the water was very choppy. Two BC Ferries sailings were delayed and the Albion Ferry was running a bit slow.

Earlier in downtown Vancouver, a tarp came down on Howe Street, on top of the trolley wires. Everything has been cleaned up and is now moving normally.

Spikester
Nov 13, 2008, 9:16 PM
Just noticed this morning that the huge mesh sign/enclosure on the scaffolding facing Howe street is gone. The mesh is still there on the Georgia side.
Did it blow down in the wind? or was it taken down?
It was there yesterday.

Edit - found my answer:

When I was driving to work this morning they had Howe Street closed between Georgia and Dunsmuir because it was flapping wildly in the wind from the top of the building, almost all the way across Howe.

officedweller
Nov 13, 2008, 9:39 PM
Must have been a sight.

rather_draconian
Nov 21, 2008, 9:46 PM
Has anyone walked by lately and taken notice of the construction progress? I need to know that this building is doing OK! :S

vanlaw
Nov 22, 2008, 12:19 AM
Has anyone walked by lately and taken notice of the construction progress? I need to know that this building is doing OK! :S

Constant progress every day.

ckkelley
Nov 23, 2008, 8:59 PM
Any guesses as to when this one reaches grade? Six months? A year?

raggedy13
Jan 11, 2009, 4:42 AM
I thought I'd post these pics from The_Dude at SSC. He made the post January 8th (Thursday):

Ok so I was a little late getting to the site and they've got foundation and a few floors in progress so the hole is filling in, it is damned deep though. These pics are a few days old sadly, lost the cable for my camera...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009052.jpg

This is what's there so far:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009044.jpg

The depth of the hole:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009041.jpg

The back of the Hotel Georgia:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009038.jpg

Another depthy shot:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009034.jpg

Another look at the core:
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb295/van-arch/VancouverupdateEarlyJanuary2009032.jpg

giallo
Jan 11, 2009, 7:13 AM
Nice!
It looks like it'll take awhile to reach grade.

officedweller
Jan 12, 2009, 8:32 AM
Nice, thanks

Hed Kandi
Jan 13, 2009, 1:09 AM
That won't reach grade until at least August.

jlousa
Jan 13, 2009, 2:35 AM
With the built in pumping system and the forms already made they could be at ground level in just over 2 months, probably end of march would be my predication if there aren't any stumbles.

Metro-One
Jan 13, 2009, 5:02 AM
I really like the look of this tower! Fingers crossed! it will be a fun one for us to watch rise (remember, if we had no Shangri-La this would be the city's tallest tower rising)

jlousa
Jan 13, 2009, 5:25 AM
Someone forgot to tell Holborn that the Ritz-Carleton is off then, as they are still working on the site and they even just had hydro hooked up onsite last week. Latest word is completion is now set for 2012 instead of 2011. At least they are providing some updates now. Still not completely confident in it though.

Metro-One
Jan 13, 2009, 5:55 AM
:previous: i still believe in the Ritz, but it does appear that this one will be above ground first, so if the Shangri-La was not here it would become the tallest tower in Van, even if for less than a year, hehe. The theme of the comment is i find this project has been overshadowed, and if it were not for the S-L (and the Ritz) is would have received much more attention on this forum. Simply meaning, 5 years ago this would have been huge.

excel
Jan 13, 2009, 6:00 AM
thanks for the updates!

raggedy13
Jan 16, 2009, 3:21 AM
I'm interested in seeing how much of an impact this tower will have on the skyline. It won't be dramatically taller than what's around it but assuming it tops out before the Ritz, it will be the second tallest tower in the city afterall.

I'm hoping it will look somewhat taller since it will be higher up the slope than Park Place and Bentall V which are relatively close in height and proximity to it.

At the very least I think it will make the cityscape encircling Robson Square look great when you're standing there. There will be the ~150m One Wall Centre to the south and now this slightly taller Hotel Georgia tower to sort of match it to the north.

raggedy13
Jun 24, 2009, 11:41 PM
Pics from yesterday showing it's now about one floor above grade:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3656691136_581d3c154a_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3655876257_88505c108c_b.jpg

raggedy13
Jan 3, 2010, 11:18 PM
Some recent pics by Locked In:

My photos, taken yesterday:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9FW9P3-u1EI/Sz5NsqhMlrI/AAAAAAAACA4/Z2y5-IkSklo/s800/IMG_0900.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9FW9P3-u1EI/Sz5NtX72bHI/AAAAAAAACA8/MVElOhM-90A/s800/IMG_0903.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=138024&page=21

Dylan Leblanc
Jul 9, 2010, 7:25 PM
My pix from Wednesday -

Q6JM9TGOEW57ST6ZG9G6.jpg


K7N4SP72752DCPWGE6Y7.jpg

Phil McAvity
Jul 12, 2010, 9:27 PM
^That picture shows what an impact Patina has on the skyline a lot better than it does the Georgia. :tup:

raggedy13
Feb 7, 2011, 3:02 AM
This thread clearly hasn't been updated for awhile. This building is now nearing top-out.

Here are some recent pics of the project that I've taken:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5403848234_d52b8020fa_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5403851774_ac547aed6c_b.jpg

SFUVancouver
Mar 28, 2011, 6:49 AM
Pics by me today - looking better as the cladding works its way up...

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Taken by me today.

View up from Pacific Centre plaza at Howe and Georgia:
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2859/photo1mnm.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/photo1mnm.jpg/)

View up from the [now topical] Four Seasons Hotel at street level:
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http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.png (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/) Taken by SFUVancouver, March 21st, 2011.

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http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.png (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/) Taken by SFUVancouver, March 27th, 2011.

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raggedy13
Oct 26, 2011, 12:36 AM
For some reason they've really been taken their time finishing up since this thing has topped out.

Here are some pics I took 10 days ago...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6270205138_a74649b530_b.jpg

Lookin a little dirty. Can't wait to see it all finished and shiny.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6112/6270215708_f47254390a_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6117/6270247274_1336b71da5_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6036/6270893346_5bf6ebee94_b.jpg

SkyscrapersOfNewYork
Oct 26, 2011, 2:22 AM
This tower is simply gorgeous.

vanman
Nov 28, 2011, 6:29 PM
Great pics by OD taken Nov.18



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My pics taken last week:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/vannmann/IMG_2531.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/vannmann/IMG_2535.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/vannmann/IMG_2533.jpg

whiteford
Nov 28, 2011, 10:58 PM
this is easily the nicest tower in bc. on their own i don't really care for any of the Vancouver skyscrapers. this one tower changes that. i like the design and over all use of materials is good. it departs from the normal green glass with white or silver trim that has dominated the Vancouver skyline for far to long. although Vancouver skyline is breathtaking when you look at its size density and location. the individual towers are lackluster and outright yucky. this one changes that and i hope to see allot more differences in the individual towers in the future. please developers give us some towers that don't look anything like what has been built already. diversity is needed in a big way in Vancouver's skyline.