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Old Posted Apr 14, 2012, 10:50 PM
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FYI, there are also progress pics being posted on the project website http://threefiftyone.ca/gallery
It says on the website that it will take about 12 weeks to complete the basic structure of the parking garage.
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Every day I drive past 351 there's more and more work done. It's like they're playing simcity with the building down there
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I just walked by 351 on the Water Street side and noticed there is some really cool detailing on the parking garage. I didn't have a camera to take a picture unfortunately. It's hard to explain but it really makes it look great compared to the Atlantic Place parking garage which is an eyesore on the waterfront. Maybe someone could get a picture while they're down there?

I was looking up at the crane trying to picture the height of 351. Any idea if the height of the building will be about as high as the crane? Shorter? Higher?
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I was looking up at the crane trying to picture the height of 351. Any idea if the height of the building will be about as high as the crane? Shorter? Higher?
The building itself will be about 48m tall, whereas the crane itself is about 70m, so there's a distinct height difference. When it's all said and done, 351 will have a height comparable to that of say Scotia Center or the old Fortis office.
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Thanks! I was aware of the completed height of 351 but I just couldn't get a sense of how tall the crane was from the ground.

By the way, the parking garage detailing I mentioned is visible in some of the photos on www.threefiftyone.ca/gallery. It actually looks much nicer in person as the pictures aren't very clear unfortunately.
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The updates on the 351 website are quite good. There should be 5 sections (Edit: I mean several sections) the same size as the one they are working on now. The detailing you mentioned will add a lot to the aesthetics.

The building height to the main roof of the tower will be about 43 meters, the top elevation of the penthouse will be about 47 meters.

http://www.threefiftyone.ca/gallery

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This should prove to be a lovely addition to the city! again St. John's, very proud of your city for the massive improvements being made!
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I agree, the finished Water Street face of the garage is looking great. The color, texture, and bit of detailing gives it a warmer relaxed feel that I think is unique to our downtown, reminiscent of structures I've seen in Florida/California.

I'll try and grab a few snaps.
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Recently confirmed with a reliable source that a tower crane is en route to St. John's, destined for 351 Water. Coming in from southeastern US. It will be used for the construction of the office building.
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I snapped a few progress pics of 351 Water yesterday. This building is shooting up like a weed!







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Wow, it literally is sprouting up like a weed!!. If it keeps at the rate that it is going , the basic outline of the structure will probably be completed in 1 1/2 to 2 months
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Yeah I really can't believe how fast 351 is growing. I'm out of the province for the next few weeks, and I half expect it to be done by the time I get back.
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Because it's precast and not reinforced concrete, it is much faster construction.
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I walked by here yesterday. Is the first floor on the Water side going to be anything other than parking? It's hard to tell by looking in the little windows at street level.

I'm not to sure I like the detailing on the facade. Lipstick on a pig really. What I find interesting is that they didn't try and conceal the parkade. The tenants get the harbour view and the street gets the concrete bunker.

I just looked at the renderings again and there is no view from across the street. In fact most of the views are from the Harbour side.

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I walked by here yesterday. Is the first floor on the Water side going to be anything other than parking? It's hard to tell by looking in the little windows at street level.

I'm not to sure I like the detailing on the facade. Lipstick on a pig really. What I find interesting is that they didn't try and conceal the parkade. The tenants get the harbour view and the street gets the concrete bunker.
First floor on Water street is going to be retail, with I think 4 potential store locations. There will also be a restaurant space opened on the harbour drive side of the building.

I wish they also tried to hide the parking a little better, but it's definitely way better than Atlantic Place's parking garage. I actually think the design in the pre-cast is a nice added bonus, anything really to help make a parking garage look a little better
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First floor on Water street is going to be retail, with I think 4 potential store locations. There will also be a restaurant space opened on the harbour drive side of the building.

I wish they also tried to hide the parking a little better, but it's definitely way better than Atlantic Place's parking garage. I actually think the design in the pre-cast is a nice added bonus, anything really to help make a parking garage look a little better
The design shows some type of screening, and some glass on the Water Street side. This can make quite a difference in the appearance.





http://threefiftyone.ca/gallery

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There are some more recent pictures on the 351 website.

This one from April gives a good overall view of the site and its surroundings -


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All taken by me yesterday afternoon.







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Great pics. They seem to have made considerable progress.
The structure looks great so far.
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