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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 9:59 PM
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Nova Centre 2017-7-16 by DwN~toWN Halifax, on Flickr

Stone slabs are being installed along the exposed foundation walls. The slabs look to be about 3-4 inches thick. Not sure what the material is.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 10:44 PM
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 4:05 PM
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Some of the pavers were put down on Grafton Street last week but they have since been pulled back up.

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2017, 9:13 PM
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Oh dear.

I imagine snowplow operators will have a competition among themselves as to how many of these things they can displace during snow-clearing operations.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 12:41 AM
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Here's an interesting perspective I've not seen before......

Also love the stairs on the Roy. If I'm not mistaken those are visible once completed.


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Old Posted Aug 2, 2017, 4:27 PM
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Pavers going in at Blowers and Argyle.

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Oh dear.

I imagine snowplow operators will have a competition among themselves as to how many of these things they can displace during snow-clearing operations.
I wonder what the plan is to maintain this during the winter... the frost/thaw cycle will naturally lift and drop the pavers.
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2017, 9:40 PM
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I wonder what the plan is to maintain this during the winter... the frost/thaw cycle will naturally lift and drop the pavers.
If done correctly, there should be a thick bed of gravel and sand under the pavers to prevent lifting due to frost/thaw cycles. A bigger concern is what Keith_P pointed out - snowplows digging the pavers up.
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2017, 10:08 PM
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If done correctly, there should be a thick bed of gravel and sand under the pavers to prevent lifting due to frost/thaw cycles. A bigger concern is what Keith_P pointed out - snowplows digging the pavers up.
There is a thick layer of gravel down and the pavers on Grafton were already lifted once and relaid because the gravel compaction was not good enough so I am told. I also hear that each one of those pavers weighs close to 100 lbs. That should help keep them in place.

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Old Posted Aug 8, 2017, 11:30 AM
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If done correctly, there should be a thick bed of gravel and sand under the pavers to prevent lifting due to frost/thaw cycles. A bigger concern is what Keith_P pointed out - snowplows digging the pavers up.
These are mega-pavers; they're about 6 inches thick. As Jono said, they're mega heavy. They actually have a specialized little vacuum truck to pick them up and put them in place because they're too heavy to safely do by hand. Montreal just redid rue Saint Catherine in them. Not to say they're invincible, but if you're going to use pavers in a winter city, these are the type to use.
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Looking good to me. I think it will be a really nice area when finished.

I agree, there's nothing (including asphalt) that is invincible as a paving material - basically a plow can damage anything it passes over that isn't harder than the cutting surface of the blade (i.e. no paving material with which I'm familiar).

One of the advantages of these paver blocks is that they can be replaced individually if there is any damage rather than having to repave the street or pour a new section of concrete, for example.

Hopefully they don't take on a rusty appearance from the plow blade scraping its rust over them, like you tend to see on concrete sidewalks from the bobcats plowing them in the winter.

I do hope that sidewalk replacement is part of the scope of this project. Walking down Argyle on the weekend, it became obvious that most of the sidewalk there is in horrific condition - exemplified even more now that nice, new pavers are being installed.
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I do hope that sidewalk replacement is part of the scope of this project. Walking down Argyle on the weekend, it became obvious that most of the sidewalk there is in horrific condition - exemplified even more now that nice, new pavers are being installed.
Yup! They're doing it in two stages so that the businesses can stay open for business. I guess there will be temporary bridges across the sidewalk work?
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Yup! They're doing it in two stages so that the businesses can stay open for business. I guess there will be temporary bridges across the sidewalk work?
Great! I'm sure it will be an inconvenience and perhaps lost revenue for businesses, but hopefully the end result will make up for it.
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https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...Guidelines.pdf tells me that the general spec for compaction is 98% of the maximum.

I'd not be surprised if it was 100% for this project.

In any case, free of recent dissimilarly back-filled trenches, the freeze-thaw heaving will be nearly nothing.

Since pavers are not going to dissolve because of oil or gas leaking onto them, or UV destroying them, they could quite easily last longer than asphalt.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2017, 4:10 PM
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Argyle Street is looking so good.

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Two questions here: 1/ When is the Bier Markt opening? and 2/ When are they going to announce the branding of the hotel? I thought the Bier Markt would be open either this month or next?
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:49 AM
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You know...I think Jonovision's pic looking up Argyle from Blowers shows NC has some really nice lines! I also like the bump outs.

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Old Posted Aug 18, 2017, 9:51 AM
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Really nice. Can't wait to see the finished product next summer.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2017, 11:03 PM
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I agree, it's looking good. Have you noticed the 'argyle' motif?
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