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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 11:14 PM
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big news would be if the sears building is gonna be redeveloped. Until then...

give credit to where it is due, he's a personal friend of mine.

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Sorry Mate: I was not being snarky with you I just get pissed with "persons" such as dleung who are never happy with anything and think they are superior to everyone. I know..."grow up".
It's cool mate...I knew who you were pissed at. Stuff like that bugs the hell outta me too.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2012, 12:42 AM
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give credit to where it is due, he's a personal friend of mine.
Now the Sears building just looks like a giant urinal with vegitation...lol
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2012, 5:27 AM
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Big News ...

Countless businesses come out of the woodwork to lease the hundreds of thousands of square feet of new proposed downtown commercial space.

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Old Posted Jun 25, 2012, 6:34 PM
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Sears Facade

This may have already been said earlier, but I can 100% confirm that the white panels on the Sears building will be coming down. James KM Cheng is the architect working on the reno job - which is a little surprising for me because I thought he mostly did residential besides the Shaw tower.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2012, 8:16 PM
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This may have already been said earlier, but I can 100% confirm that the white panels on the Sears building will be coming down. James KM Cheng is the architect working on the reno job - which is a little surprising for me because I thought he mostly did residential besides the Shaw tower.
Coming down.. to be replaced by green glass?

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Old Posted Jun 25, 2012, 8:22 PM
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Yes this certainly isnt a rumour, the building will be reclad with a mix of glass and other materials.

Will look much better but wont be iconic or that interesting really.
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Just skimmed through the last 2 pages of the Sears thread and I didn't see anything about retail along Robson and along Granville. There is going to be smaller retail suites at street level, is there not?
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Yes this certainly isnt a rumour, the building will be reclad with a mix of glass and other materials.

Will look much better but wont be iconic or that interesting really.
See,this is a loss IMO. Yes, we have wanted the Sears building to be re-clad, but it is anti-climatic to have it re-clad as a dull addition to our city, given its extremely prominent location in the heart of our entertainment district.

I would love for it to be at lease as interesting (in forms of lights, signs, and street front retail) as the Future Shop building across from it.
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Just skimmed through the last 2 pages of the Sears thread and I didn't see anything about retail along Robson and along Granville. There is going to be smaller retail suites at street level, is there not?


Which Sears thread? Could you direct me to the link? Thanx
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Hey! Thanx!
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Exclamation Yikes!! Double post !!

I posted in Sears Pacific Centre Closing! but meant to post it here.

It was about the use of bevelled design glass at the st moritz hotel in NYC, and how it mitigated traffic noise & unsightliness. Not an option for this project, I know.
awfully sorry, awfully sorry (for the double post)
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This may have already been said earlier, but I can 100% confirm that the white panels on the Sears building will be coming down. James KM Cheng is the architect working on the reno job - which is a little surprising for me because I thought he mostly did residential besides the Shaw tower.
James Cheng.....really?
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Disappointing that they won't tear down the whole building. I would love to see a new development (with a tower) on this location.
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Boo. I was hoping for something like the Seattle Library. Is that the one I'm thinking of? Seattle has that cool library right?
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Disappointing that they won't tear down the whole building. I would love to see a new development (with a tower) on this location.

That may come; in time.

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Boo. I was hoping for something like the Seattle Library. Is that the one I'm thinking of? Seattle has that cool library right?


Disappointing, I agree. But looking on the positive, just about anything's an improvement over what's there now.
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just about anything's an improvement over what's there now.
Let's not let that Toronto-style post rationalization makes it way over here
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Let's not let that Toronto-style post rationalization makes it way over here


You're right. What's going in there might be even uglier!!!
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