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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 5:15 PM
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Where do you propose we send them? To the Pickton farm?
OK, that was ENTIRELY uncalled for. You should be ashamed.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 6:25 PM
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This conversation is over in this thread. Continue it elsewhere and leave this for downtown developments.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:15 AM
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My photo from today of the new building next to the Roxy:

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:57 AM
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Thank you for the updates.

When I first saw the render for this project, I did not take it seriously. Unfortunately, they were serious.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 7:34 AM
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Jeez, yet another one of those ugly gap-filler buildings. I like to call them the Vancouver Specials of Granville. That one looks like it comes from 1986.

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 7:52 PM
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Re: new building beside Roxy

Granted it won't win any awards for groundbreaking architecture. However, it is a vast improvement over what has been there for quite a number of years: an empty lot that wasn't even being used as a commercial parking lot. Absolutely zero activity there.

What does it say about a city when you have a plot of land like that in a main city block? Nothing good. The scourge of a city is the vacant lot.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 11:14 PM
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yeah its not too bad - when i passed it the other day - it looks like its been divided into 3 retail spaces and are all available - there are a lot of spaces available on granville street right now - the old sony store across the street from this one, that big on the corner a number of them on the block south
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 11:36 PM
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yeah its not too bad - when i passed it the other day - it looks like its been divided into 3 retail spaces and are all available - there are a lot of spaces available on granville street right now - the old sony store across the street from this one, that big on the corner a number of them on the block south
I imagine they are putting the cart in front of the horse in terms of asking prices. A few places have already come and gone in some of the "new" space along Granville.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2012, 9:16 AM
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Has this render been posted?

Cressey's rental tower next to the Best Western on Granville near Drake (1388 Continental):

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Cressey has applied to the City of Vancouver to rezone 1349 Granville Street from DD to CD-1 District under the STIR program; a program intended to incentive rental housing development in the City of Vancouver.

The proposal is for a 12-storey mixed-use building with market rental residential units and commercial uses. The proposed floor space ratio (FSR) is 7.53 and height is 108 ft. (32.9 m).
http://www.simonlim.ca/page/2/

City's info page:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ntal/index.htm

The back side is curved, so it's more interesting than that render suggests
- but the curve is also in response to the existing ramp - so it may eventually look odd when the ramp is taken down.
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on another topic for a moment ...

Although belonging to a former era, the Hotel Vancouver still plays an enormous role in the downtown cityscape, in particular its green copper roof, respectfully echoed in Cathedral Place. Beside the hotel is a fine example of neo-classical architecture in the form of the current VAG Rattenbury-designed building.

Given this, is it, or is it not possible or advisable to further enhance this given, rather classy elegant trio of buildings, a further echo in future projects? I guess they'd need to be in the immediate vicinity, and that's a problem. Just an idea, though.
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This structure at the Yaletown roundhouse looks permanent, though I didn't get a good look. These are my photos from yesterday evening:



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I walked by the building being renovated on the 1100 block of Mainland St. tonight, and noticed a liquor licence application by Mark James. 125 seats indoor, 25 seat patio - anyone heard anything about it?
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they are opening a new concept, i think its more of a lounge with appys than full meals
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This was advertised in the paper:

http://www.1265barclay.com/

Looks to be the sale by Wall Financial of the previously strata-titled units in this 11 storey 1990 rental building:

http://www.goodmanreport.com/listings/899
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Has this render been posted?

Cressey's rental tower next to the Best Western on Granville near Drake (1388 Continental):


http://www.simonlim.ca/page/2/

City's info page:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/plannin...ntal/index.htm

The back side is curved, so it's more interesting than that render suggests
- but the curve is also in response to the existing ramp - so it may eventually look odd when the ramp is taken down.

This building appears so squat and unfitting for the location. I sincerely hope it actually doesn't say NEON on the top.






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anyone here think something like this would be nice and add some much needed variety in Vancouver >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Condominium

the X Condominium in Toronto?

I personally could see something like that working well in Coal Harbour helping to break up the monotony and mixing into the Buisness District well.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Strangely, the oh so typical Vancouver condo window wall at the back looks much better than the Granville frontage. I think it just needs a couple of horizontal members (randomly placed) to break up the verticality - plus a better awning.

Maybe like this:


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Aside from the random touches of primary colours I like X alot, it would work well in Vancouver. It would definitely help liven up our washed out looking skyline. Vancouver needs to experiment with different materials, textures, and darker colours. Look how good HG3 and Hotel Georgia turned out!
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