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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 3:30 PM
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From the Pier 21 NS Webcams, it looks like this crane might be going up. I think I would have waited until after tomorrow's storm. No mast is visible above the neighboring building yet, so maybe they will just partially assemble it.
Dexel has a Facebook page for this one with regular project updates. Most recent update said the crane will be up by the end of this week, with crews working around the weather. Apparently formwork will be 4-6 months.
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Looks like some residents in that red brick building are going to lose their views of the harbour. I wonder when the CBC article will appear?
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Looks like some residents in that red brick building are going to lose their views of the harbour. I wonder when the CBC article will appear?
Not just views to the harbour, but any view/natural light whatsoever it looks like with the building next being so close.
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Not just views to the harbour, but any view/natural light whatsoever it looks like with the building next being so close.
I think that is one part of urban living that quite sucks, but there's no way around it, really - it's all part of the game of living downtown - at any time you can lose your view/light due to adjacent new developments...
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I think that is one part of urban living that quite sucks, but there's no way around it, really - it's all part of the game of living downtown - at any time you can lose your view/light due to adjacent new developments...
It's true. Luckily those are rentals IIRC, so it shouldn't be hard to finish the lease and move on. Also a reason I'm hopeful of the Pavillion condos - No chance of the Citadel/public gardens facing condos to lose their views.
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Looks like some residents in that red brick building are going to lose their views of the harbour. I wonder when the CBC article will appear?
It's a rental owned by the same developer (and the two buildings will eventually share a parking structure). And what I hear from the few people I know living in the building, is that hardly anyone lives on that side of the building right now. People were getting pretty fed up with the noise from the Alexander construction, and when Dexel announced they were doing this building it was the straw that broke the camel's back and a whole bunch of people on that side moved out. Once all the construction is settled down, I'm sure they'll have no trouble renting them out again. Part of the cost of living downtown.
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It's true. Luckily those are rentals IIRC, so it shouldn't be hard to finish the lease and move on. Also a reason I'm hopeful of the Pavillion condos - No chance of the Citadel/public gardens facing condos to lose their views.
True. Poor orientation for natural light though. You’d get some afternoon light facing the gardens but close to zero natural direct light facing the hill year round... maybe an hour before sunset in midsummer.
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True. Poor orientation for natural light though. You’d get some afternoon light facing the gardens but close to zero natural direct light facing the hill year round... maybe an hour before sunset in midsummer.
Quite a few of the Pavilion Garden units on the 6th thru 11th floors are angled to the street and facing pretty much south. Those owners will benefit from a ton of natural light.
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It's a rental owned by the same developer (and the two buildings will eventually share a parking structure). And what I hear from the few people I know living in the building, is that hardly anyone lives on that side of the building right now. People were getting pretty fed up with the noise from the Alexander construction, and when Dexel announced they were doing this building it was the straw that broke the camel's back and a whole bunch of people on that side moved out. Once all the construction is settled down, I'm sure they'll have no trouble renting them out again. Part of the cost of living downtown.
That's unfortunate. I lived there for 10 years (2004-2014) on the 8th floor. The couple that manages the building are second to none and the company / developer are pretty great too compared to just about any other group in HRM. We ended up leaving partly due to the impending construction headaches in the immediate vicinity plus they don't allow cats (and we were intending to adopt a couple).

I'm looking forward to seeing how it all pans out once the construction mess calms down in future years.
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Excavation is complete on this one. Now whenever my toddler and I walk by she says, "Bye diggers!" Luckily the crane is still there for entertainment value.
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Excavation is complete on this one. Now whenever my toddler and I walk by she says, "Bye diggers!" Luckily the crane is still there for entertainment value.
Haha! Cute.
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That's unfortunate. I lived there for 10 years (2004-2014) on the 8th floor. The couple that manages the building are second to none and the company / developer are pretty great too compared to just about any other group in HRM. We ended up leaving partly due to the impending construction headaches in the immediate vicinity plus they don't allow cats (and we were intending to adopt a couple).

I'm looking forward to seeing how it all pans out once the construction mess calms down in future years.
I had been a resident of Waterford Suites for more than 12 years on the 8th floor looking over the new Flynn Flats being constructed. I put a deposit for the Alexander so waiting for the construction to be completed. I absolutely hated living under such a large crane (and the construction noise didn't help) so moved out a couple of months ago, put my stuff into storage and doing some travelling.

I'm not one of those that's against new construction or large buildings going up in cities. As a matter of fact, I love architecture and larger cities and have travelled extensively to experience those things around the world. Having said this, they never should have allowed the Flynn building to be built in that particular lot, so close to the Waterford. They should have allowed some upscale townhouses or something similar to reflect what was standing there prior to the tear down. I don't think this building will work very well for the area, wrong building for wrong lot. There are too many lots or spaces that could have been developed before this particular location, which would have made more sense.

I love Halifax and have enjoyed living here for 35 years but I believe the city has to be very careful how they develop the waterfront area. Spacing is extremely important for such an area and I believe that they are beginning to let certain developments go up that could be a negative for what I consider to be one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the world. The Queens development is another example, I believe that will change the waterfront for worse, not for better. Just my humble opinion.
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