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Is anyone else not a fan of the darker brick fake windows?
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They look pretty horrible. Like something on a prison or a school.
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Very odd. They look like bricked-up windows, something you see occasionally in older buildings, most frequently in sketchy neighbourhoods. Why would they do that? Are those levels parking or something? Will they look just like that when the building is fully completed?
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 4:21 AM
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What an absolute waste of time, energy, money...one of the highest summits in the city with such a commanding presence and wonderful view and they destroy the local environment to put up these monotonous, cookie-cutter, chip board infested crap houses along with some "oh gee I have no imagination cause I can only design and build buildings that look like buildings everywhere else, so short I could piss up from the ground and hit the roof", apartments.

Something taller should have been built there, something unique...what a waste. It's about as exciting as seeing what the new Stouffer's lean Cuisine flavour will be, no thanks...I want a REAL meal, not this generic, pre-packaged, over processed garbage.

What a waste
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I think Mount Royal would have a great view if someone would build a 600 + observation tower. The Seattle Space Needle would look good there with a commanding view of the city of Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford.
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The view from the top of that hill is amazing anyway, i couldn't imagine the view from a tall tower

Although i was on the roof of the King Andrew tower years ago, wish i had a camera back then .
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But as I recall, wasn't one of the reasons the buildings weren't taller in Mount Royale because of the CBC transmission towers and a couple other towers up there?
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Yeah I think that had something to do with it.
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The Panarama being built just up the street at 12 floors will have a fantastic view though .
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Took this with the other photos yesterday. Unfortunately (in this way at least) three construction sites at one corner make for an impossible feat for finding parking so this was as close as I could get;

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Photos from today:

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16 Bentley - finally starting construction:


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So they could dig enough to put in natural gas lines along with water ans sewer, but they stick ugly power poles everywhere and string wires? Ridiculous.

I do not like this development. I have been in there several times and it does not impress despite the handful of megabucks houses mixed in among the other types of housing.
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This sort of development reminds me a lot of Soviet-era apartment blocks in Russia: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59866317

They would be a lot nicer if they were arranged a little differently and if there were some commercial space mixed in. Unfortunately despite being somewhat densely built up this area doesn't seem like it will be walkable.

The power line issue won't go away until the municipality takes a stand on it. NSP will complain that it is too expensive, as businesses always do with anything that does not help their bottom line, and developers will rarely pay extra to bury the utilities when above-ground is the norm. Many people in Halifax do not even question this despite the fact that burying lines is common elsewhere, including PEI where housing prices and densities are much lower.
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Compared to this, Clayton Park West is a beautifully designed neighbourhood.
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A few Drive-cell pics taken this morning by me.





When I remember to put a digital camera in my glove box I promise that my picture quality will increase.
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The crane for 36 Bentley came down earlier this week and was immediately put up at the new Dal residence. Photos by me:



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Some photos by me today, looks like the crane at 35 Bentley will come tomorrow as the mobile crane is on site. As well, Royal Summit appears to be topped out, so I imagine this crane will be moved to the Fares building on Joe Howe soon.

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35 Bentley:


36 Bentley:


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Not the most picturesque....
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Not the most picturesque....
That really is quite ugly. I don't think the right amount of thought was put into how these buildings would look from distance angles.
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