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This one forms a nice streetwall with the Trillium. Too bad the Trillium podium is so short. It should have been 4-6 floors. The upper floors of the Trillium are also looking pretty dated now. It's a transitional building between the red brick and precast of the 90's and the glass of the 2010's.

I wonder how likely it is that new podiums will be built around old tower-in-the-park buildings like Park Vic, Summer Gardens, or that diagonal one along Spring Garden Road. If those three had nice podiums it would make a huge difference to the area. Building those podiums wouldn't necessarily be a net loss for residents either; the ground floor amenities could go onto the rooftops. The city should probably be pushing for this.

The path west along Spring Garden Road and south along South Park is a natural route for commercial growth. Hopefully it's not stopped by the big tower setbacks.


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Acts as a great 'step down', but I'd like to see that whole corner lot developed into something iconic (the beergarden, Eastlink store and house in that picture).
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Acts as a great 'step down', but I'd like to see that whole corner lot developed into something iconic (the beergarden, Eastlink store and house in that picture).
I think that house is a great bit of character; would be nice for it to stick around amid the newer buildings. Ditto the beer garden. It does a lot more for neighbourhood character and streetlife than any building could.

Agree about the Eastlink building though--that's a waste of space at this point.
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I think that house is a great bit of character; would be nice for it to stick around amid the newer buildings. Ditto the beer garden. It does a lot more for neighbourhood character and streetlife than any building could.

Agree about the Eastlink building though--that's a waste of space at this point.
I agree, the beer garden adds a lot to the area more than a buliding would on this corner.
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I think that house is a great bit of character; would be nice for it to stick around amid the newer buildings. Ditto the beer garden. It does a lot more for neighbourhood character and streetlife than any building could.

Agree about the Eastlink building though--that's a waste of space at this point.
Oh, it totally does. The house is a bit awkward... its nice, but it could be moved as an infill somewhere in "Schmidtville"?

I love the beer garden... it would be cool if it was somehow able to be included in the design of a building. Imagine it had an open atrium over top and a building on the eastlink building / lot of the house.
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Just the mechanical penthouse left on this one and then I assume they will move onto the Brenton building.

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A crane fell on this building https://www.instagram.com/p/B2H21naHsDh/
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Looks like the crane from Brenton Suites. Video here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1170430734831706114

Scary stuff, hope no one was hurt.
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Looks like the crane from Brenton Suites. Video here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1170430734831706114

Scary stuff, hope no one was hurt.
Really glad nobody was hurt. What a video, must of been scary living in the Trillium. Wonder what the future of this building is now? Always been a fan of this one, hopefully there is no structural damage.
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Watching the video again, and having driven by the site yesterday, I was reminded of the scale of this failure and how it could have been so much worse. It seems almost miraculous that the crane folded completely over the unoccupied new construction, and that nobody was walking or driving by at the time.

If it had fallen just a few degrees to the south, it's quite possible there would have been major property damage and likely injuries or possibly even death to some residents of the Trillium. Imagine that crane smashing through apartment windows - very chilling indeed. In the video, it looks like it clipped the corner of the Trillium as it was coming down. Just imagining if it had wrapped over the top of the trillium with the horizontal pieces smacking against the west side of the building as they folded...

It will be interested to hear what the investigation will reveal. Of all the cranes in the Halifax region, to my knowledge this is the only one that failed, indicating that something was not right in this case.

Hopefully damage to the South Park Lofts building isn't such that large portions have to be replaced. It was good to see the progress on this one as it seemed to be coming along quite well.

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Looks like it could be a few days to clear the downed crane:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5876191/h...-downed-crane/
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This crane appeared to be a bit jury rigged too.
What looked like quite an old crane was originally put up and then after a month or two the top half was removed but the original tower sections were left and a newer top was added.

Total speculation, but my guess is it had to do with the newer top not being balanced properly on the old section for this type of weather.
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