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Old Posted Aug 6, 2019, 4:35 PM
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Very interesting to see the top of the NFB
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Looks like the Discovery Centre tower is topped out now, and the Green Lantern structure has extended above the facade.


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You can see a bit of progress on the NFB site too. Plus this angle shows how big the Skye site is. If and when that gets going it'll have a big impact on this area.

I wonder how long it will be before they rebuild the Discovery Centre facade.
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Looks like the Discovery Centre tower is topped out now, and the Green Lantern structure has extended above the facade.


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You can see a bit of progress on the NFB site too. Plus this angle shows how big the Skye site is. If and when that gets going it'll have a big impact on this area.
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It's also just caught the northwest corner of the Ralston building, which is another major development plan in this block.
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First sign of a curtain wall going up around the curved section
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First sign of a curtain wall going up around the curved section
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Great shot! I'm enjoying watching this one come together.
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This will be Halifax's "Capitol Records" building.
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Glass is going up.



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Wow, that glass with the old sandstone facade on the base =
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Yeah that's going to look great with the sandstone!

Question for those who might be more in the know: it looks like there is no insulation behind any of those glass panels (no checkerboard pattern that you're seeing on many of the "glass wall" buildings going up). My understanding was that the newest energy code basically made it impossible to do a true full glass wall. Did they somehow predate the code, or get around it another way?
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Yeah that's going to look great with the sandstone!

Question for those who might be more in the know: it looks like there is no insulation behind any of those glass panels (no checkerboard pattern that you're seeing on many of the "glass wall" buildings going up). My understanding was that the newest energy code basically made it impossible to do a true full glass wall. Did they somehow predate the code, or get around it another way?
Not sure if it is the case with this building (not sure if this was approved pre-code change), but if the design team can provide energy modelling showing that they have incorporated other design elements (high performance glass, high efficiency boilers, geothermal, high performance heat pumps, etc) that offset the energy inefficiencies of using more glass, it is permitted.

A baseline crappy building with minimal everything to meet the energy code is compared with whatever is being proposed & efficiencies are added until it meets a comparable energy consumption profile.
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I posted some time ago that I thought that the building was oriented wrong and the balconies should have overlooked Barrington St. I am going to retract that as now that the glass is going in, I am already liking how that looks from the corner.
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^^^ Sure is nice to look at pieces of the Halifax skyline and no longer just see boxes. I want to see how that angled section above Green Lantern turns out.
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I'm interested to see how distinct the two buildings will look when the exterior is done.

I think this area will also always be a little shabby looking until the Skye lot is built on. Hopefully that happens soon.
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I'm curious about that single vertical fin?
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