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Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 6:51 AM
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A waste of a prime real estate lot. Pity, because I like the green roofs.
I agree with you about this being a waste of prime real estate. However I like the design better than the previous proposals.
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^ I actually don't like this latest design. When a tower has a curved face on one side and flat faces on the other sides, one's natural inclination is that the curved side of the tower is the "front face". Typically because the curved side is more interesting, and garners the most attention. But the curved sided of these towers all face inward, so it appears to the casual observer that the towers are turning their backs toward the street. From a design perspective, it looks like an inward facing development.

I see the practical reasoning for having the curves on the inside - creating more room and additional view corridors between the towers - but that should be coupled with additional curves on the street side to avoid the inward "facing" effect of this design.

The base, on the other hand, interacts pretty well with the street without being too imposing. But the street wall of the towers carries that up, making it more imposing than if they turned the curved side of the towers outward. This would break up the massing as one looks up from the street without diminishing the height itself.
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A few months later, and I agree with colemonkee. I don't much care for inward facing developments. And yet Montreal has a proud history of building superblocks that are inward facing, from the original UQAM buildings, to Place Bonaventure to the much maligned habitations Jeanne-Mance.


Here's to this project NOT happening. And based on the large amounts of new office tower proposals (for Montreal standards), I don't think it will.
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Here's to this project NOT happening. And based on the large amounts of new office tower proposals (for Montreal standards), I don't think it will.
Most of the towers of this project are residential. They will probably go ahead with those before the office part (which is now a lot smaller than in the original project).
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^Damn!


I hope that the recent surge of "tall" towers will give the necessary kick in the arse to the squeamish developers we've been seeing in this city.
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Je reviens du bureau des ventes. 100 personnes/ménages ont déjà réservé VIP, et ce en seulement 3 jours! Il y a des plans d'unités très intéressants. Possibilité d'avoir un hôtel boutique aux premiers étages, des restaurants et une épicerie. L'accès directe un Réso reste à confirmer. Le projet se fait en deux phases. 45 étages pour la première phase, 25 à 35 étages pour la deuxième phase (en fonction des ventes). Je ne suis pas inquiet pour ce projet!
20% reserved already, in 3 days! Rico, phase 1 is 45 floors high, phase 2 between 25 and 35 depending on sales!

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Old Posted Aug 18, 2012, 11:15 PM
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20% reserved already, in 3 days! Rico, phase 1 is 45 floors high, phase 2 between 25 and 35 depending on sales!
Great news, thanks for the update guys!
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Mods: Please merge this thread to this one: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=200986

It is the same lot and the same developer. The other thread is a newer version.
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Does anyone know what this is?

It has SOMETHING to do with Univers.
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It's an older version of the project. Scrap.
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It's an older version of the project. Scrap.


http://www.funnyjunk.com/comment/ano...parent_id/20/5
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Old Posted Dec 18, 2012, 5:46 AM
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^Well, in my opinion, little girl, the first one sucked. Too short. Too cold. No ambition.

The second one is better.
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According to Les Affaires, here is the latest render of this project, which is now called Place University Saint Jacques. It could be a temporary name or the name of the office part of the project, but I think it is sufficient to believe that "Univers" was dropped (at least on the western part of the lot), until we get more details (such as what happens with the eastern part of the lot, where Univers's first two towers were supposed to be built).


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By the way, I think this thread could be merged with this one, since both of them are actually about a different version of the same project.

MONTREAL | 701 University | 31 + 15 FLOORS

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Ouach!!!! What the hell happened here??
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Very intriguing transformation. Solidifies my belief that this project is lost, finished.
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Haha, yeah, probably a good idea to merge with the 701 University thread and leave that thread where it is...

Seriously, there is something fishy with all these news coming out of Les Affaires today. First the new design of the Rio Tinto head office (which is exactly the same as the one from 2 years ago) now this. And Univers condos were supposed to be on the east side of this lot while these towers stand on the west side.

And on the les affaires's site, there is no mention on any of this stuff, no one puts a link with their source (maybe it comes form the printed magazine).

We'll wait and see...
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I don't mind it, but I would prefer one taller tower instead of two. I hope they use black cladding/glass.
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According to Les Affaires, here is the latest render of this project, which is now called Place University Saint Jacques. It could be a temporary name or the name of the office part of the project, but I think it is sufficient to believe that "Univers" was dropped (at least on the western part of the lot), until we get more details (such as what happens with the eastern part of the lot, where Univers's first two towers were supposed to be built).


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By the way, I think this thread could be merged with this one, since both of them are actually about a different version of the same project.

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Old Posted Dec 8, 2013, 11:04 PM
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Nice!

What are the realistic chances of this thing ever going up?
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