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Exclamation The Ultimate Vancouver Rumour Thread!

Let's hear it! Both the midgets and the tall freaks!
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Amacon!

600 feet of corporate glory on 1133 Melville street (hoping for more height & girth, make her a landmark!

Building on stilts!

potentially up to 660 feet of museum, rtail, hotel, and housing, half of which is on stilts to avoid a viewcone!


those are the rumours I know of and are damn proud of to spread.
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Bump...just so new visitors can see this thread.
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Latest basic design of Amacon tower.

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Latest basic design of Amacon tower.

sweetness! does the site block any view cones and does it exceed the area's height limit?
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Sweet damn, does the patio cut into the side of the building like that?, or did you just do that to illustrate where it will be? And any chance of changes in the dimensions again? either width or height?

Also, when looking at downtown from coal harbour, which side of the Melville will it be on?
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^It'll essentially be to the immediate left of the Melville when looking from the Coal Harbour side. I didn't alter anything, that is how the current design appears from an elevation showing the south side - the Loden addition has a slanted wall and the tower has an oppositely angled wall to it with the podium roof space inbetween taken up by a patio. I'm sure it's all still subject to change though. No changes on dimensions that I'm aware of. It's set at 48 storeys at the moment not including mechanical.

There are no specific view cone restrictions on the site, it is in the same splice of air space as the Shangri-La and RC, however it is within the broken line box which only allows a maximum height of up to 400ft.

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Any idea's where they are going to get the density from?
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So does this thread replace the Vancouver Construction 3 thread? I really loved that thread, since it was a common meeting place to find out what's happening in the city.

I hope that is the intent of this thread or that we recreate the Vancouver Construction General thread, so I dont have to individually thumb through EVERY thread to get info.
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no, this is just for rumours.
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So does this thread replace the Vancouver Construction 3 thread? I really loved that thread, since it was a common meeting place to find out what's happening in the city.

I hope that is the intent of this thread or that we recreate the Vancouver Construction General thread, so I dont have to individually thumb through EVERY thread to get info.
the point of this thread is to post rumours on projects that have yet to be announced, i.e. Amacon. please don't turn this into a Vancouver Construction thread! that is not it's purpose!


btw, do you guys want this topic pinned?
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Why not? This one and the general update thread thing.
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X, dont get too excited.

I only wanted clarification since I didn't see a replacement for the Construction General thread yet.

Now I see it and it is pinned, thanks.
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Hay guys! A woman with steel toed boots on the Shangri La site told me that there'll be a retractable helipad on the roof of the jutting box thing. She sounded pretty official about it.
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lol, i've met alot of chicks with steel toed boots. I don't think there will be a heli-pad there though, that has been designated as a sky graden... no room for a heli-pad.

maybe it will jet-out from the roof, but not the sky garden... what use is there for a heli-pad on a residential tower anyways?
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Hay guys! A woman with steel toed boots on the Shangri La site told me that there'll be a retractable helipad on the roof of the jutting box thing. She sounded pretty official about it.
why on earth would they have a helipad there? still pretty cool though.


Maybe they could launch fireworks atop of the Shangri-la during the 2010 Olympic Ceremonies......


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Who is the architect for the Amacon tower?
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The helipad on shangri-la will tie in with their submarine docking station under the tower, they have an underground canal connecting to coal harbour. The guy at the chevron where the lady with the steel toe boots fills up her car told me so.

Cmon guys this is getting way out of hand. Almost to the point where I don't feel like posting anymore.
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At least Bert was kidding.... I think... I hope.
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