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Old Posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:30 PM
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Nope, but you can keep an eye on it here:http://roofcam.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca:8...0&camera=1&v=4

This view's even better except this webcam seems to be held up by either cardboard or popsicle sticks : https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/canada...et-bridge.html
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Nope, but you can keep an eye on it here:http://roofcam.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca:8...0&camera=1&v=4

This view's even better except this webcam seems to be held up by either cardboard or popsicle sticks : https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/canada...et-bridge.html
Thanks guys: very exciting! I want to plant my foot on the new bridge by summer next year!
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Yello on Yates (pic by MarkoJ at vibrantvictoria.ca):



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Old Posted Dec 20, 2017, 4:33 PM
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It would be nice if we could give the names of the buildings something sensible, or at the very least, not ironic, because does this not look like something that MC Escher would have conjured up:

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Rather than this, which in no way resembles any of his drawings:



Then there's this building with a nice wave on the top so we give it a random french name that has nothing to do with the rooftop wave:



Meanwhile, a completely angular building which no longer even has a mosaic of a wave on it, we call the wave:



Then there's the Falls building which has the perfect name not only because of the waterfalls cascading off of it but also because the project fell in on itself during construction.
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Merry Christmas everyone. Can you believe it we actually have a white Christmas this year. My lawn and driveway have 2 inches of snow on it. I live in Saanich.

Also thanks for all the recent pics and photos. It's cool seeing the fast changes this city is going through.
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Does anyone know what happened to the proposed 30 story tower at the Hudson?
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It has been redused to 25 stories. On floor taller than the approved 24 story tower. I hope it goes through at 25. They are still excavating the underground parking.
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Here's an interesting webpage.

http://www.westerninvestor.com/news/...cts-1.23134249

It shows that the tallest building is for an international hotel.
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12-storey development proposed in Esquimalt on site of former store
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JANUARY 17, 2018 06:00 AM


A boarded-up former store at Esquimalt Road and Head Street could become the site of a 12-storey mixed-use development.

Public and council input is still in the works for the development, which would require a rezoning.

“In the official community plan, 12 storeys is allowed along Esquimalt Road,” said Bill Brown, Esquimalt’s director of development services.

Brown said the building envisioned would be among the tallest in Esquimalt. The Esquimalt Legion property has been approved for 12 storeys and a proposed development bordering on Constance Avenue and Admirals Road calls for 12 storeys.

The project’s proponent, Lexi Group from Vancouver, wants to have two commercial units facing Esquimalt Road on the main floor and residences above, Brown said. There is the possibility of a main-floor residential unit, as well.

The property in question extends to Wollaston Street.

Brown said there could be parking underground and below the building, due to the slope of the land. The overall parking design would be similar to that of the existing complex directly across Head Street, he said.

“As you go down the hill, you can actually design the building such that parking is underneath, and you enter off Head Street,” he said.

The building plan calls for 70 residential units, including three townhouses, Brown said. An old house at the rear of the property would be taken down.

“The designers and architects have tried to protect the street design and character of Wollaston Street by putting the tower portion as far north as possible, along Esquimalt Road,” he said. “And on the south side along Wollaston, it’s three-storey [townhouses].

Two adjacent spaces on Esquimalt Road — Esquimalt Trading Ltd. pawnbrokers and the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall — would remain.

“This is only on that one lot where the convenience store used to be,” Brown said. He noted that the 60-foot-wide lot is relatively narrow, “so this will be a very interesting design for Esquimalt.”

Neighbourhood consultation will be arranged, and the project has to be looked at by both the municipal design panel and the advisory planning commission. Brown estimated the project will be ready to come to council in April.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/lo...ore-1.23146528
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Here's an early image of that "Pacific Vista" project in Esquimalt:



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Capital Park in James Bay by Gary H. at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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Yello on Yates by Mike K. (still no good pics of the front side because of the scaffolding):



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Rendering of Aragon's proposal for the Pic-a-flic site in Cook Street Village:



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Legato on Yates by Marko J. at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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Rendering of the project for the old supermarket site in Cordova Bay:



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"The Row" site in Fernwood by VHF at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:

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Capital Park and Yello on Yates turned out nicely, although Yello is yet another misnomer of a building since it looks much more like something that MC Escher would have designed than Escher on Broughton plus the fact that the overwhelming majority of it is grey, not yellow but I guess "Grey on Yates" isn't as catchy a name.

I wish Aragon luck battling the NIMBY's in Cook Street village
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Yello could have used more yellow, I don't disagree. I'm just glad that it wasn't called "Jell-O on Yates".

Here's the Hudson excavation. Pic by Mike K.:

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Will Capital Park at James Bay be used by the Provincial Government? Would love to see a whole bunch of such buildings going up here. Perhaps a campus centre with shops and services too for the sake of those working in the neighbourhood? Red Barn market is a good start.

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Will Capital Park at James Bay be used by the Provincial Government? Would love to see a whole bunch of such buildings going up here. Perhaps a campus centre with shops and services too for the sake of those working in the neighbourhood? Red Barn market is a good start.
I thought it was going to be government tenants but I'm not totally sure. I know back in the early 90's there was a plan to develop most of the parking lots into government office with a street car proposal. It was proposed around the same time the Jack Davis building was built. Then the change of goverment happened and they decided to not go forward with the proposal.

That Hudson pit is amazing definitely deeper than the Fall's.
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Johnson Street Bridge on YouTube by Gary Hoyer:
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Johnson Street Bridge on YouTube by Gary Hoyer:
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This is simply amazing to watch: I'm speechless! Thanks for posting.
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The new rental building at Pandora and Cook by Mike K. (pic from December)



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Jukebox on View Street by Marko J. at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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Do a 180 from the Jukebox on View to see Legato on Yates (pic by Mike K.):

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