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Only one floor left to go! This is going up fast considering that the crane went up only 6 months ago.
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The earlier renderings show brick rather than precast cladding. The colouring implies to me that this is going to be visible in the final product. Is this a sign that the developer plans to cheap out and use uglier cladding? Hopefully not.

Speculation over materials aside, I do like the scale of this new building.
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That looks like pre-laid sections of brick to me. Or do you think it's precast with a "brick-like" texture? (I'm obviously ignorant of construction methods. I'm not sure sections of pre-laid brick are even possible. But that is what it looks like to me in this photo.)
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That looks like pre-laid sections of brick to me. Or do you think it's precast with a "brick-like" texture? (I'm obviously ignorant of construction methods. I'm not sure sections of pre-laid brick are even possible. But that is what it looks like to me in this photo.)
Yes precast can come with a brick facing. Usually you can tell by the gaps between the precast panels. There seems to be different qualities from a thin brick veneer to solid brick over concrete precast panels.

It would be interesting to see a close-up of the precast panels.
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I couldn't see the texturing on my screen until zooming in. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it looks like it could be textured and dyed precast?
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That would be my guess as well. The colour is far too consistent. Natural brick has at least some subtle variation, especially over such a large area.
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Hopefully they do post-install surface work to mimic mortar. That would help with the look.
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I guess we'll see. My impression is still more what Fenwick described. Actual brick on precast.

But the compression artifacts in the photo are almost the same pattern and size as the bricks / pseudo-bricks, so it makes it really hard to see!
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I couldn't see the texturing on my screen until zooming in. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it looks like it could be textured and dyed precast?
I've seen it done two ways, some panels are concrete with facing brickets set in the form, this would be closer to laid brick. Dyed concrete poured into a casting with brick texture is the other option. I saw one of these panels on Joe Howe headed to site and it looked like the second method.
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It is an unpointed precast concrete brick panel. I'm going to hold out point that they actually put mortar in between the bricks to make it look a little better. But I was hoping for more.

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This could serious hamper work for bricklayers....
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It is an unpointed precast concrete brick panel. I'm going to hold out point that they actually put mortar in between the bricks to make it look a little better. But I was hoping for more.

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Thanks for the close-up pictures. It looks like it is textured concrete as opposed to real brick inlaid on precast panels. Real brick inlaid on precast panels would look like this - http://www.missoulaconcrete.com/thin...aItem-iua0fxux

What surprises me is that some of the precast panels don't seem to line up.
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Thanks for the close-up pictures. It looks like it is textured concrete as opposed to real brick inlaid on precast panels. Real brick inlaid on precast panels would look like this - http://www.missoulaconcrete.com/thin...aItem-iua0fxux

What surprises me is that some of the precast panels don't seem to line up.
Noticed that as well - what a shame. So much potential for this, sad to see they cheaped out on the brick.
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