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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 2:06 AM
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would look great with a low floor urban lrt/streetcar running up along it with separated bike lanes instead of 9 lanes of traffic... a streetcar circulator of memorial/portage/broadway/main with branches out to the core suburbs would benefit the city so much.

building looks good though. we're lucky to have some of the architecture we do.
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"and his heart grew three sizes that day ..." Pallister ponies up the missing $5 million for the inuit art centre.

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Old Posted May 27, 2018, 2:40 AM
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Apparently the non-commital white surface in the rendering will be white quartzite stone in a brick format.
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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 1:29 PM
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It should look beautiful.
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would look great with a low floor urban lrt/streetcar running up along it with separated bike lanes instead of 9 lanes of traffic... a streetcar circulator of memorial/portage/broadway/main with branches out to the core suburbs would benefit the city so much.

building looks good though. we're lucky to have some of the architecture we do.
Sorry, but it won't happen in our lifetimes. Check back in say 2118 AD. Maybe by then. We are "too cheap" and "too small" to build such a thing. Even the guy that runs the Winnipeg Trolley Co. says he's not saving up for a real tram. So all we can expect is "a bus tarted up to look like a streetcar".

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Apparently the non-commital white surface in the rendering will be white quartzite stone in a brick format.
I quite liked the original rendering with the red steel. Why I say this is that all of the surrounding buildings are already white / beige. Having red (copper?) steel would set the Inuit Centre and ummm kind of hilight that corner a bit more.
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Apparently the non-commital white surface in the rendering will be white quartzite stone in a brick format.
Know if it's going to be big, angled slabs like the first page rendering?

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I quite liked the original rendering with the red steel. Why I say this is that all of the surrounding buildings are already white / beige. Having red (copper?) steel would set the Inuit Centre and ummm kind of hilight that corner a bit more.
When was there ever red steel? First rendering I remember is the one on the first page still. I also like that it fits in with everything around there – Ledge, WAG, Bay (sans parkade), archives and law buildings. Makes it have a regal "national mall" type feel. Anything that stood out too much would hurt the look of the WAG IMO.
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"world's first and largest of its kind" is sort of a hilarious pair of claims
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That's Winnipeg's favourite claim. Either world's most something or, most something between Toronto and Calgary.
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"world's first and largest of its kind" is sort of a hilarious pair of claims
I guess both claims are true, although by definition if it is the world's first it would also have to be the largest ...
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