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Old Posted Sep 20, 2015, 5:36 AM
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To stick with the theme of Keith P.'s, allow me to suggest:

Thanks for the suggestion.

It looks good if I can just photoshop the Madonna wannabe out of the picture .
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Thank you for the suggestion. However I found something I like better.
Excellent choice, KP. Now if you can photoshop the library near the business end of that machine, you will have nailed it.
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It has a watermark but this photo shows what the NFB building used to look like. Apparently there was a phase when the tower portion had been partially removed. The dormers looked nice. Not sure what the new ones will end up being like; the renderings suggest that they will be simpler modern-looking additions but maybe they'll splurge and do a more accurate historical reconstruction of the detailing. Either way the building will look better when the mansard roof is reconstructed.



The full page is here: http://shop.thechronicleherald.ca/Vi...et_p_4265.html

You can also search for more photos in the Herald archives. Unfortunately, they seem to be trying to monetize these by getting people to order prints.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2015, 2:06 AM
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I find it hard to believe anyone found that building attractive even when new.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2015, 8:29 AM
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they are pumping concrete into it today..
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they are pumping concrete into it today..
It's funny that they're only now getting started on some work, in mid November, after the development was idle all last spring and summer.

Pour the concrete, gentlemen!

Winter is coming. And we know what comes with it...
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It's funny that they're only now getting started on some work, in mid November, after the development was idle all last spring and summer.

Pour the concrete, gentlemen!

Winter is coming. And we know what comes with it...
So are they mixing it by hand with a shovel and a wheel barrow???
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So are they mixing it by hand with a shovel and a wheel barrow???
That would certainly explain the "break neck" speed by which this develop is proceeding.
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It's funny that they're only now getting started on some work, in mid November, after the development was idle all last spring and summer.

Pour the concrete, gentlemen!

Winter is coming. And we know what comes with it...
they have been digging in there for a while, but with small equipment.
today it looks like they pumped a few truck loads in with a trailer pump. Im guessing footings..
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2015, 12:12 AM
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It's great to see progress on this. Whether or not you like the facade, it's hard to see how an occupied building here won't be a huge improvement over the empty shell.
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It's great to see progress on this. Whether or not you like the facade, it's hard to see how an occupied building here won't be a huge improvement over the empty shell.
I'm waiting for someone to start a movement to preserve the black and white portraits that have filled the window openings for the last 20+ years.
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It is good to see a concrete truck.

It would be great to see what is going on inside. Ziobrop, can you see inside from the top of the Nova Centre?
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It is good to see a concrete truck.

It would be great to see what is going on inside. Ziobrop, can you see inside from the top of the Nova Centre?
nope. i looked weeks ago.
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I'm just glad that there is progress still happening. I think this will be a great addition to Barrington and look forward to it being finished... someday.
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I have been curious about what construction has occurred within the NFB building. I was able to get a screen shot from this youtube aerial video posted by Keith_P in the Skyline Pics of Halifax thread - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM_vee0Tnas

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It appears the Five Moes have been taking lots of vacation time.
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Completion date 2050 ?? Or am I being to optimistic??
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Guys, guys, guys. Come on! This is a massive development. We're talking 3 units plus a kitchen. If all of these units come online at the same time, it'll suck up demand for downtown housing for a decade. Maybe developing 1 unit every other year is more strategic.
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