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Old Posted Feb 2, 2018, 7:42 PM
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Old trailhead building came down today. There're obviously not reusing (if anything) much of the structure.

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They appear to be keeping the main large wooden beams, but not much else.
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Old Posted May 7, 2018, 7:19 PM
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The developer put forward a brownfield grant (site remediation) request which will go to city council this week.
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Posted on the wrong thread initially.

THIS ONE is u/c. They're blasting for the parking garage and seem pretty far along.
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Posted on the wrong thread initially.

THIS ONE is u/c. They're blasting for the parking garage and seem pretty far along.
I concur... took this yesterday...

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@JLeiper has pics of the crane going up today!
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@JLeiper has pics of the crane going up today!

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Old Posted Aug 31, 2018, 3:20 PM
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The climb out of the hole begins

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It looks like the Minto Metropole won't be left standing out on it's own anymore (other than being taller still) after this project goes skyward...
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getting serious...

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An updated render can be found on the westboro connection website. (spoiler alert : )
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An updated render can be found on the westboro connection website. (spoiler alert : )
More basic vertical box student housing, huh.
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Tower is over 22 floors in the rendering.
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Looks boring and generic.

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Looks boring and generic.


I love the way the mechanical penthouses get left off the picture!
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Envie 3.0?
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2018, 10:01 PM
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Ah, yet another dark grey and light grey square tower. It seems like there's a secret committee that defines what a high rise of a particular era looks like and it becomes a template.
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I preferred the original, but this isn't terrible. For me, the bar is set pretty low. If a design seems plain, I ask myself, how does it compare to Claridge Plaza?
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This is really disappointing. It went from the first building that was too-good-to-be-true, to the second which was acceptable, to this third one that looks really depressing in terms of colour, materials, and geometry. I'm not impressed and disappointed that Ottawa will never see anything good. The first one would have been an exciting building (I even modelled it as an asset for Cities:Skylines I liked it so much).



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Old Posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:58 PM
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What I would like to know is, how does this keep happening? How can projects be approved by city council, based off one design, and then subbed in for something completely different by the end? The design is such an important aspect for getting community buy-in or shifting the opinions of counsellors who otherwise may have turned down a boring, nondescript, cheaply clad box.

I have been thinking about this a lot after seeing the underground Confederation Line stations being finished - they look nothing like the renderings which were used to sell the project to the city. I was also worried seeing the RVL designs and wondered if the finished product would be anything close to what the city was being pitched.

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Good question - EXACTLY - how does this happen - typical Ottawa - we put up with garbage - this city never learns - I actually hope LeBreton, Hurdman and all other vacant land stays that way - we couldn't design our way out of a paper bag... help us all. Flood the councillor and mayor with emails and social media posts.
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