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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 12:46 AM
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Despite the parks shortcoming the interpretive centre would really complete the park





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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 1:28 AM
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True, it would get rid of that triangle of parking and of course add to the experience. I’m optimistic it will happen at some point.
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True, it would get rid of that triangle of parking and of course add to the experience. I’m optimistic it will happen at some point.
It drives me a bit crazy that the main design consideration is so obviously the view from the Manitoba Club.

I'd love, both for the neighbourhood *and* as a fuck-you to the Manitoba Club, for them to build a ground floor interpretative centre with a giant residential tower above. There are some examples of museums with residential above -- the tower being built above MOMA in NY, or the plans to build residential above/around the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto.
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All I can say is check out the website, which I conveniently place below for you. They are actively marketing the park for events and are also having fundraising events.

http://www.upperfortgarry.com/
The problem is the actual space for events itself is tiny – so they won't be able to book nearly as many events or charge nearly what they want to in order to raise the funds. There's room for one small tent at best.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2018, 6:08 PM
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I would just like to point out that we are now over three years removed from the initial 2-year surface lot approval.

At what point does the city pull the plug on it? If they do – what happens to the land? Has anyone seen any signs that FUFG (or Manitoba Club) has made even the slightest effort to fundraise or continue on the path to building the interpretive centre?
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2018, 7:04 PM
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^ I think we all know the answer to your last question.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2018, 8:09 PM
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They have until 2019 to operate the parking lot, then who knows.

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Property committee agreed to allow the parking lot to remain until 2019 to allow the Friends raise this money — under the condition they improve the esthetics of the parking lot to the satisfaction of city officials.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...-lot-1.4296607
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Why doesn't the fufg develop the lot itself incorporating the interpretative center in the podium of some tower?
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Well, they have until 2019 to secure some sort of funding.

Otherwise, a residential tower should be built so it can make full use of the otherwise wasted opportunity of nothing but.
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Here is what I propose for the site of the interpretive centre. Its a triangle building, uses a lot of Corten Steel just like in the park and is one of my favorite buildings.

The Woodward Building in Vancouver



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^ You couldn't have picked a better model. With plenty of room to carve out some space on the main floor to interpret the absolute living hell out of Upper Fort Garry. Win win. Love it.
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^ You couldn't have picked a better model. With plenty of room to carve out some space on the main floor to interpret the absolute living hell out of Upper Fort Garry. Win win. Love it.
The only thing that could make this better is a safe-injection site that is directly visible from the windows of the Manitoba Club.
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Upper Ft Garry Interpretive centre lot

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Here is what I propose for the site of the interpretive centre. Its a triangle building, uses a lot of Corten Steel just like in the park and is one of my favorite buildings.

The Woodward Building in Vancouver



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I am all for it as well. A residential tower would be great for a dead zone.
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