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Old Posted Apr 13, 2012, 2:41 AM
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2012, 5:54 PM
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Last floor...

One more floor to go.. windows and cement sides are coming up too. Amazing how fast this came up the past month.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2012, 7:16 PM
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Looking at today's webcam shots, this one looks like they are onto the last floor now.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Taken earlier today on my phone. Nice seeing it up close.

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Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Drove past it yesterday, and it looks awesome in person...love the size and massing of it when viewed from the southeast, south, and southwest!
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 5:59 PM
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Yeah, I agree. The south view is the best. From where I live on Hotel De Ville, I only see the north side, which is kind of boring in comparison to the south side. I was hoping that the North view would have complete windows but instead has concrete siding inbetween floors. Still way better looking than the falling down Terrasse Chaudiere with all the ugly scapfolding. I bet those people working in the Terrasse bldgs must be jealous. I worked in that building before and the air quality is terrible.
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I guess nothing changes - my mom complained of the air quality when she worked there in 1979.
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I can see this building from my office on Portage, since mid-February they are averaging about 1 floor every 1.5 weeks, so if they have 5 floors left, they will be topped out by the end of April, or 1st week of May.
Well, looks like I predicted this correctly a couple months ago!

But I can't help thinking how much nicer it would look with a few more floors!
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Old Posted May 2, 2012, 8:05 PM
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I think they should have gone to 18-20 storey's, as the glass on the front looks great, and would have really kicked the building up a notch. I'm still happy with the building overall so far...
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 7:57 PM
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Beige sides in transition to glass front

This buildling would look a lot better if ALL sides were glass. I find the transition of the glass windows in the front with the concrete beige (boring) sides doesn't really do much for having that 'aw' factor. I'm just saying! But hey, better than wooden boards that used to be there.
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 11:05 PM
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This buildling would look a lot better if ALL sides were glass. I find the transition of the glass windows in the front with the concrete beige (boring) sides doesn't really do much for having that 'aw' factor. I'm just saying! But hey, better than wooden boards that used to be there.
I was in that part of Gatineau a few times over the weekend. The beige on the sides looks gross. I didn't look that way in the rendering. It makes the building look cheap.
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Drove past this one again this morning, and I agree...the beige concrete looks really boring, and they should have gone with slate grey or something metallic, but I guess they were trying to better tie the building in to the exsisting neighbourhood buildings a little more.
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Ditto. I noticed the similarity with Portage a few weeks ago (NW corner)



What the hell happened to this?

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I hope that the recreation of the Scott block (those old facades in front) doesn't look cheap like that brown concrete.
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Let's face it, the NCR is the Toronto Maple Leafs of Architecture. Sure there are a couple of stars in the lineup at any given time, and there's some storied past glories to point to, but mostly it's overpriced utility or overpriced former styles long past their sell-by date. Cue, those happy optimists around who believe in the always-imminent success of the "rebuilding" plans ('just wait till such and such develops, and then we'll turn the corner!')

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Let's face it, the NCR is the Toronto Maple Leafs of Architecture. Sure there are a couple of stars in the lineup at any given time, and there's some storied past glories to point to, but mostly it's overpriced utility or overpriced former styles long past their sell-by date. Cue, those happy optimists around who believe in the always-imminent success of the "rebuilding" plans ('just wait till such and such develops, and then we'll turn the corner!')
You build everything on the cheap - surprise, it looks cheap!
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Building looks 70'ish

This building structure looks something from the 1970's.
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This building structure looks something from the 1970's.
what other building from the seventies have glass ship's prows crashing through the middle?
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Old Posted May 23, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Beige concrete is similiar to infrastucture of the 1970's

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what other building from the seventies have glass ship's prows crashing through the middle?
I was referring to the cheap beige concrete.. see other posters.
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