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Old Posted Apr 11, 2007, 8:18 PM
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If the ShangriLa sold well, are there any plans for another high end hotel to be built in Vancouver?
The Ritz has long been rumoured to be the hotel operator of the proposed (50 story+) twist building across from Shangri-la


Then there is the proposed( 50 story) Hotel georgia , as well as the under construction (48 story)Fairmont Pacific Rim.

I should note most of these are condo/hotel combinations except for the Hotel Georgia.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2007, 4:52 AM
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I hope they revisit the twist idea.. it is getting a bit hackneyed after Malmo so long ago.
Is it a serious proposal or just a rumour? Is it up for approval?
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2007, 11:39 AM
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^Yeah actually I think it might have already got preliminary approval. I understand your opinion on the whole twist thing cause of malmo but it in this case the building is different . The building only rotates 45degrees from the ground to the roof. Plus it has straight angled lines to create the illusion of a more dramatic twist.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2007, 2:42 PM
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Maybe it is just the angle shown that looks awkward, but the whole twistie or pseudo-twistie thing has been done a lot internationally and as a trend is probably on its last legs.
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^I feel it will at least add some variety and a unique element to Vancouver's current stock of buildings that currently doesn't exist. I think it is wrong to assume that just because a building twists means it is somehow unoriginal. That's like saying cylindrical buildings are all unoriginal copies of whatever the first one was or all communication/observation towers are all the same etc. The twist is just one of numerous design elements of the building. Besides, the way this buildings twists is quite different in appearance than the Turning Torso which looks rather awkward and inorganic in comparison to this (not that it isn't a nice building though).

Of course there are other cities making similar buildings but so what. Every city has dozens of plain glass boxy office towers but nobody bats an eye when another one of those goes up. As far as I'm concerned this will be a unique building to Canada and to Vancouver's respective region in NA so what's the harm. It should end up being a beautiful building in its own right and the fact that it will be the 2nd tallest in the city makes it all the better. Anyways, there is a possibility that the final design will end up looking more like this...



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I like both proposals!!
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2007, 6:31 PM
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I like that proposal better.... it is more subtle and won't look gimmicky. It is
quite an elegant looking proposal. You are right, Raggedy, that it will add some variance to the existing buildings.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2007, 7:31 PM
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I saw the Vancouver skyline in an American Insurance commercial. I think it was for Liberty Life/Pacific Life (there was a whale)... ( btw: vancouver looked wicked in the commerical)
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2007, 7:42 PM
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Interesting design. Nice Glasswork!!!
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2007, 7:43 PM
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Hey Caltrane is this what you saw:

(click on kayak)
http://www.pacificlife.com/About+Pac...dvertising.htm
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2007, 7:54 PM
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Hey Caltrane is this what you saw:

(click on kayak)
http://www.pacificlife.com/About+Pac...dvertising.htm
That commericial shows off Vancouver to the fullest!!


The Shaw tower really gives Vancouver the most destinctive skyline, I have seen in a long while.. much more distinctinve than other skylines in the country excluding Toronto ( because of the CN Tower)

But wait until Shangri-la goes up. Vancouver will be very futuristic and amazing skyline galore.
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The Manitoba Hydro building is starting to really rise, eh?

Looks great. Are they still using a double skin facade? The first few panels on the fpodium aren't setup for another skin
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Nice skin, the Hydro tower will be a nice addition to the skyline.
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Pictures of the Met in toronto. This one will be completed by September.







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Telus now has a footing for it's crane, we may see it as soon as this weekend. I'm sure if I'm not to busy I'll do a serious update this weekend as the forecast looks amazing.......finally.
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Posted these in the Ottawa Construction Thread, might as well showcase it here too.

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Claridge Plaza - looks like it's almost topped out.








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Old Posted Apr 18, 2007, 7:50 PM
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That first building that is almost completed is beyond sweet. I love its subtle style.

Telus building looks yummy too!! (Telus is spending big bucks eh, toronto & ottawa getting brand new buildings)

Ottawa is blowing up, and everyone is thinking its all happening in Calgary.
But look here...look at us we are superstars too!!
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