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Old Posted Jun 4, 2009, 2:48 AM
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This building looks like it has a great place for another public art installation.
I don't know if I trust them to pick another one...
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2009, 3:06 AM
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This building looks like it has a great place for another public art installation.
Yah probably on the corner of Kaye and Gottingen..

Hopefully if they put something there it will truely compliment the Hydrostone District. Models of the Imo and Mont Blanc or some sort of memorial would look good if properly done.
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Yah probably on the corner of Kaye and Gottingen..

Hopefully if they put something there it will truely compliment the Hydrostone District. Models of the Imo and Mont Blanc or some sort of memorial would look good if properly done.
Models? Of the ships that killed 2000 people in an instant?

A memorial could be a good starting point. For public art I always favour something contemporary and abstract.
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Models? Of the ships that killed 2000 people in an instant?

A memorial could be a good starting point. For public art I always favour something contemporary and abstract.
I agree whole heartedly. Literal public art, especially ones based on local themes, just have a tendency towards being cheesy.

It is time for Halifax to start demonstrating it has something to offer other than its past. We seem to be a city (sorry... municipality) that is afraid to be proud of its present/future. Nothing wrong with respecting the past, but we also have more to offer than lighthouses and ships.
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Nothing wrong with respecting the past, but we also have more to offer than lighthouses and ships.
Maybe they will put in a big stainless steel lobster statue. With led lights for eyes.
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Maybe they will put in a big stainless steel lobster statue. With led lights for eyes.
DAMN! you stole my idea.....there goes my chances of being a famous artist
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Models? Of the ships that killed 2000 people in an instant?

A memorial could be a good starting point. For public art I always favour something contemporary and abstract.
Well I've never actually seen what the ships would of been like ... And remember that was the first thing that came to my head.

Something contemporary and abstract could be nice. I just think something to act as memorial could be a good gateway to the Hydrostone District viz Gottingen.
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Good lord I would love to get into that half doorway/tunnel at the far side of the lot to poke around underground.
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A fountain might be nice. There aren't too many public fountain's I can think of outside of parks. Would also discourage graffiti.
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Something contemporary and abstract could be nice. I just think something to act as memorial could be a good gateway to the Hydrostone District viz Gottingen.
I agree. Let's just hope it doesn't have a lighthouse sculpture

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Does anyone know whatever happened to this project?

Because I'm looking at the council agenda for Tuesday and there's LUB and MPS ammendments on Tuesday for something of this block ...
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I just double checked the numbers and the LUB/MPS ammendments are for this lot for sure.
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Lets hope that the proposal is made more attractive before it is brought to market.
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When I saw this proposal I thought that it looked very impressive.
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I don't mind it either. Its not perfect for the lot but it will be a lot better than the current developments happening up there (except maybe 5552 Kaye).
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To me it looks like those cookie cutter Hampton Inn/Holiday Inn/etc that have been going up.
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Looks pretty good. Mixed commercial/residential ground floor and they are reusing some building materials from the old church.

The main thing that weirds me out about this, and lots of other projects in Halifax, is that they needlessly add little "flourishes" like those curved cornices and little circles. It looks like a tacky pastiche because it is mixed with other styles and because the quality of building materials is not there.

I do really like that this area is coming together into more of a real commercial "node" in the North End. I would like to see lots more infill and urban commercial development stretching up Gottingen then along Young to Windsor Street or so.
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..and it begins.

allnovascotia.com has Jerry Blumenthal saying he can't support this;

- it's out of scale with the area
- there could be wind tunnel problems
- "I know a lot of people will be upset with the height"
- "If they had come up with an eight story building, I wouldn't have any problems"
- "I know a lot of people on Russel and Kaye streets will be off the wall"
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