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Old Posted Sep 6, 2018, 8:07 PM
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The construction fencing may keep trade down for a while.

I hope the windows get installed on the upper floors above the entrance before next week or else it may be a little difficult and risky to enter and exit.
Most of the fencing along SGR is down.
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Old Posted Sep 7, 2018, 2:46 AM
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Waye Mason posted some pics of the newly opened, much-widened sidewalk to social media. It looks great!

He wrote that part of the sidewalk is actually within the developer's property. I think I really like this. The way the building cantilevers over the sidewalk provides some shelter to pedestrians (and waiting bus passengers) during crappy weather. And it allows the shops/restaurants to spill out onto the street a bit.

The location of the lamp posts is a bit odd though.

I was very skeptical about the loss of some of the previous buildings on this site, but at least the replacement is shaping up nicely so far.






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Old Posted Sep 23, 2018, 9:06 PM
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I got a chance to drive by the Doyle today and have to say it really does wonders for that part of SGR. I was actually surprised how good it looked at street level and overall on the SGR side. The widened sidewalks play a big part of that but so does the overhang of the second floor which creates a different look for the block. The use of black finishes at street level contrasts nicely with the material above, which itself does a good job of mimicking sandstone. I know many wanted to see some of what was there retained, but this looks better in person than it does in pictures.
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 12:17 AM
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Who are you and what have you done with Keith? Ha, Ha! Seriously, though, it does look impressive.
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 11:56 PM
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Seriously, though, it does look impressive.
I think my only with it is similar to other big projects - there's not much variety at the street level - it's kind of a monotonous block right now. That will probably change with tenants, their signage and the construction wrapping up, but it's a trend I've noticed in a few builds.
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The rooftop mechanical has a cute feature....zoom in and you will see inscribed "Spring Garden" in morse code.
The Doyle by DwN~toWN Halifax, on Flickr
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Looks like the library casts a significant shadow over this in the afternoon. I look forward to protests and articles featuring the hapless victims on CBC.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:53 AM
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This looks good. I had significant reservations over demolishing this block, but the new development seems to make a great contribution to the public realm.

I wonder what's going on along the ground level on Queen Street. Looks like a good sheltered spot for outdoor dining.
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I believe that is the entrance to the Boutique hotel going in?
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It feels great walking down Spring Garden past this one. It has a great presence from street level.
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I drove by it on Saturday and my impression was "meh", but I'm glad others are enjoying it. It will be nice to see it finished, though.
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I believe that is the entrance to the Boutique hotel going in?
The hotel aspect has been scrapped apparently according to their facebook.
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Unrelated post. Halifaxboyns was once a prolific poster but hasn’t posted since April 28, 2017. I think he is/was a planner in Calgary? Just curious bout sudden stop in posting.
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... the new development seems to make a great contribution to the public realm....
I find the treatment of the retail facades a bit boring and monolithic. I don't HATE it, it's not a terrible building, but I don't categorize it as a "great contribution."
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I find the treatment of the retail facades a bit boring and monolithic. I don't HATE it, it's not a terrible building, but I don't categorize it as a "great contribution."
Everyone's a critic.
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