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Old Posted Jul 5, 2019, 12:04 PM
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I find this building very intriguing, certainly like nothing else on the waterfront in Halifax. I like it though.

I wonder if the absence of balconies will affect it's desirability? Aside from that, if I were to consider a move back to Halifax in retirement, I might consider this building.

How much will the units be going for?
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When I was down there for Ribfest last Friday I couldn't help but notice how close the lower level and wharf were to the current sea level. I know this was taken into account by the developer, but man if we so much as get a weak hurricane this fall I see no reason why water wouldn't overtop most of it.
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I find this building very intriguing, certainly like nothing else on the waterfront in Halifax. I like it though.

I wonder if the absence of balconies will affect it's desirability? Aside from that, if I were to consider a move back to Halifax in retirement, I might consider this building.

How much will the units be going for?
A colleague had a meeting the other day to check the place out. Tons of amenities, a huge resident's only private terrace to make up for the lack of balconies.

Units are leased, not condo, ranging from 2-6K month depending on size and view.
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When I was down there for Ribfest last Friday I couldn't help but notice how close the lower level and wharf were to the current sea level. I know this was taken into account by the developer, but man if we so much as get a weak hurricane this fall I see no reason why water wouldn't overtop most of it.
Has anybody heard of any issues caused by Hurricane Dorian? I've seen videos where portions of the waterfront were submerged by storm surge and waves, along with some boardwalk damage. I was wondering if there would be any impact to Queen's Marque.
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From that angle it looks like an extension of the Dominion Public Building.
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Has anybody heard of any issues caused by Hurricane Dorian? I've seen videos where portions of the waterfront were submerged by storm surge and waves, along with some boardwalk damage. I was wondering if there would be any impact to Queen's Marque.
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Here's another shot I stumbled upon of the tug wharf during the storm:

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So I was just walking by and saw that there are a few pieces of perforated metal screen up on the Lower Water Street side. However, they are very... silver. Definitely not red/copper/Muntz metal. Does anyone know what's up with this?

Maybe that location is silver accents? Or maybe there's another layer to go on? Or maybe they need to be sprayed with something to get a chemical change? Or maybe the colour comes with age? I sure hope they haven't swapped out the planned material.
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Here's another shot I stumbled upon of the tug wharf during the storm:

Halifax got very lucky that Dorian's biggest surge didn't coincide with high tide. Imagine the ocean 2-3 more feet from where it reached in this image.
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Halifax got very lucky that Dorian's biggest surge didn't coincide with high tide. Imagine the ocean 2-3 more feet from where it reached in this image.
And just how flood proof is the parking garage at Queen's Marque supposed to be?

This could be important information for potential tenants........
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And just how flood proof is the parking garage at Queen's Marque supposed to be?

This could be important information for potential tenants........
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Queen's Marque built with future storms in mind, says developer

Developer behind $200M project says he anticipates other future builds will do the same

Anjuli Patil · CBC News · Posted: Sep 11, 2019 8:35 PM AT


The Queen's Marque, a development under construction on the Halifax Waterfront, is scheduled to open in 2020. (Paul Poirier/CBC)

In the wake of Dorian, the builder of the Queen's Marque — a mixed-use development under construction on the Halifax waterfront — says the building has been designed with future storms and rising sea levels in mind.

"I think what we're doing here .... is unique, but probably will be followed in the future," said Scott McCrea, the CEO of the Armour Group.

He said big storms like Hurricane Juan, a powerful storm that blew through Nova Scotia in 2003, were top of mind before he even started the $200-million project.

He said he travelled to larger cities like New York and Boston to see what developers there were doing to handle rising sea levels and storm surges, and applied those ideas to Queen's Marque.

For example, visitors will notice it's more than a metre higher than the boardwalk on the waterfront.



The Queen's Marque has a room that could be sealed off in case a storm surge causes a flood. (Paul Poirier/CBC)

McCrea said boards along the boardwalk are being dowelled into concrete to prevent them from lifting and becoming projectiles in hurricanes.

There are generators on the roof and the electrical work is above ground.

The Queen's Marque has what McCrea calls a "submarine room," a room that could be sealed off in case a storm surge causes a flood.

"We've all learned a lot, whether it be through Juan or Dorian, and hopefully we've been able to incorporate some of those things to mitigate problems in the future," McCrea said.

Anya Waite, the scientific director of the Ocean Frontier Institute, said Dorian has raised awareness about problems with Nova Scotia's infrastructure.


The Queen's Marque's boardwalk boards are being dowelled into concrete to prevent them from lifting and becoming projectiles in hurricanes. (Paul Poirier/CBC)

Thousands of Nova Scotians are still waiting to get their electricity back and others were not able to call, text or use data on their mobile phones after the storm.

"Dorian was a wake-up call for all of us and I'm hoping that we can use that wake-up call to do something really constructive as we move forward," Waite said.

She said in terms of infrastructure, the province needs to develop a strategy moving forward.

"These are expensive issues and at the same time, take into account climate change in a reasonable way and I think that's a conversation we all need to have together," she said.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...mind-1.5279947
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Interesting info.

I'm interested on how the "submarine room" effect works for the parking garage. Does it have the ability to sense water influx and thus seal itself off, or does there have to be some sort of manual intervention?
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So I was just walking by and saw that there are a few pieces of perforated metal screen up on the Lower Water Street side. However, they are very... silver. Definitely not red/copper/Muntz metal. Does anyone know what's up with this?

Maybe that location is silver accents? Or maybe there's another layer to go on? Or maybe they need to be sprayed with something to get a chemical change? Or maybe the colour comes with age? I sure hope they haven't swapped out the planned material.
Those have been up for most of the summer. They installed them and left them. I'm hoping they are just a test on the perforation pattern maybe?
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