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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 8:28 PM
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I always thought the Children's buildings never won anyone over. But I always thought they were really interesting.



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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 8:57 PM
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Little building they're keeping is the least interesting of the bunch.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:18 PM
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It's an architectural tragedy.....that really sucks. What do they propose for these lands? (Assuming a rebuilt hospital)
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:32 PM
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The Children's has already moved to a new building in NDG a couple years ago.

The land is being re-developed with a cluster of towers ranging from 20 to 32 floors in height.


https://i.cbc.ca/1.4033680.149005143...s-hospital.jpg


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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:20 PM
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Yikes....that's pretty bad. The buildings aren't awful, their just mediocre (podium and office tower on right is bad) and are a terrible replacement of those 50's towers.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 11:14 PM
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But, what do you do with an obsolete hospital building that makes financial sense?
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 11:26 PM
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I think the new complex/towers look much better than the old 1950s building.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2018, 11:48 PM
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But, what do you do with an obsolete hospital building that makes financial sense?
Exactly
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 1:46 AM
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It would be very costly to make those towers viable for use as offices or residential.....but they could renovate those towers into either use, sell it either condos or have one tower as offices. This would be a very lengthy process of retrofitting those buildings, but it would be an interesting way of maintaining an existing building for a new use. They could fix up the street level too in some areas and add retail units. (This is rather unrealistic in some ways, but a company like Oxford or CF could do this if they were interested......but it's a pipe dream)
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2018, 6:08 PM
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The tallest part of the Old Children's hospital is about to come down. Should be within the hour. It can be watched NOW live on CTV:

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?cl...ylistPageNum=1
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2018, 6:17 PM
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I believe the current Empire Landmark Hotel demolition in Vancouver will be the second tallest building to ever be demo'd in Canada (smokestacks not included).

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Dismantling of the Cloud 9 restaurant moving pretty fast now. I'm curious as the to process for the tower demo.






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Old Posted Jun 16, 2018, 10:05 PM
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It's kind of sad to watch. I've always like that building, I even made a model based on it in BlockCAD 12 years ago:



I lost all those files in a computer crash but I made about 70 buildings for a 3D city.
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Sad to see it go, definitely a loss for the City.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2018, 11:51 PM
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Sucks to see this monster go...especially to be replaced by a complete mess.
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I believe the current Empire Landmark Hotel demolition in Vancouver will be the second tallest building to ever be demo'd in Canada (smokestacks not included).

What was the tallest?
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What was the tallest?
According to SSP database, it will be the tallest...
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=81621142
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