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Was at the open house today and they expect it to be 90% pre-sold at days end. Quite a few people where complaining openly about all the one bedrooms being sold to employees. The lowest price available when I got there was $900,000. Will post pictures next entry.
There's something about this that I'm not too fond of. I can't pinpoint what. But I guess there's too much blank wall or maybe it's how the upper floors are drastically recessed from the floors below (similar to Capital's large boxy floorplate abruptly ends and becomes one one that is smaller and circular).
^^ It's that alien curved element which exists nowhere else in the project, and the 45-degree chamfered corner, which hasn't been used in any design after 1995. The size of those trees are really misleading considering there is next to zero soil depth for that to be possible.
On another note, that first pic of the model with the life-size trees in the background really makes for a great-selling composition. If only Vancouver didn't chop down all the old-growth trees back in the day... we'd be living on the 20th floor now and still be below the tree canopy. That would be some awesome Avatar-style setting.
Sweet, thanks! And yes, they were approved. Given that this is a huge development being done on the edge of our CBD by a large telecommunications company, and that it will act as the HQ, i think such screens / lighting features are very well justified and to be expected.
This is an excerpt taken from the policy report on Sept 13, 2011. It shows the city is supportive of the screens subject to a sign by-law amendment along with a public hearing. I don't think this has happened. Maybe jLo knows?
The projection screen between the 14th and 17th floors is located on the west façade of the office building. The display would be predominantly visible from the North side of Georgia Street when approaching the building from the west, and based on this technology only available from dusk until dawn. It is anticipated the screen would be retractable, and might only used in the evening and nighttime hours with a shut-off time to be determined after further evaluation. It has been suggested that the screen could be for events or used at strategic dates, rather than on a seven-day-a-week basis. The screen would provide interest and animation to the building façade, and allows for a unique place-making opportunity for Telus in this location. While this screen would require an amendment to the Sign By-law (subject to public hearing), staff are prepared to support the screen in principle at the zoning stage based on the integration of the concept into the building architecture in this proposed location. Further analysis is required to ensure minimal impact on adjacent residential properties, and regulate the time and amount of use, as well as content.
The LED screens located on the Robson and Seymour facades are designed to provide a combination of civic and artistic content, as well as showcase emerging technologies representing first party advertising for Telus. While staff are willing to explore LED signage in this location in principle, further detailed analysis would be required to determine appropriate size, ratios of content, impact on neighbouring properties, and other factors. Specific details would be confirmed prior to Council consideration of a Sign By-law amendment (subject to public hearing).
Recommendation B in the report directs staff to prepare an amendment for the Sign By-law as part of a public hearing. This is a standard procedure for all CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) Districts as the Sign By-law regulates all signage for development (including fascia signs, etc). The LED signage referred to above is outside the scope of this Sign By-law amendment and will be dealt with at a later date.