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SoBa | 19 st | U/C

http://www.fortressrealcapital.com/projects/soba.php

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SoBa is a prestigious condominium tower in Ottawa's downtown core and the first conceived in the upcoming "South on Bank" area. The second such project in Ottawa conceived and developed by Fortress and Lamb Development Corporation, SoBa will stand 19 stories and offer 250 stylish units in the modern style of renowned developer Brad J Lamb.

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is this the Bank and Catherine site that someone amanfromnowhere mentioned on the Rumour Thread? in this post right here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1783

anyway, first glance looks v.g.!

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Are they naming the suites after soba noodle dishes? I'll have a Tsukimi, please.
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is this the Bank and Catherine site that someone amanfromnowhere mentioned on the Rumour Thread? in this post right here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1783
If you download the presentation http://www.fortressrealcapital.com/u...esentation.ppt it says 203 Catherine (also says Bank & Catherine).
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I wonder why they don't want to use the acronym SoB for South on Bank?
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Um, is it just me or does the artist's conception look like two completely different condos glued one on top of the other?
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I wonder why they don't want to use the acronym SoB for South on Bank?
I'm looking forward to the SoMa condo. I bet it will be very tranquil.
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Stunning project! We need more Lambs to our city
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Interesting, and would have a real presence right next to the Queensway. Of course everyone will scream that it's too high, but honestly, it's on a parking lot abutting the Queensway, with a gas station across the street. Let's get real - there's little 'heritage' on Catherine Street.
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Whoa, crazy cool design!!!
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If you download the presentation http://www.fortressrealcapital.com/u...esentation.ppt it says 203 Catherine (also says Bank & Catherine).
203 Catherline actually puts it mid-block between Bank and O'Connor. SoOCo, anyone?

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I've been waiting to see the design on this one. I think it's really cool. I wonder if it'll change much over time.
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Um, is it just me or does the artist's conception look like two completely different condos glued one on top of the other?
Audacious? Yes.
Stunning? Yes.
Odd/Bizarre/Hideous? Yes, yes, yes!

I don't mind new and modern, but please make it look like a single vision. This does indeed look like they took two renderings and just stuck them together. No continuity. No flow. Poor design.
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I don't understand. People get down on developers like Claridge for putting out some of their bland/cheap buildings and then when someone brings in something like this it's considered poor design. Ottawa can't be pleased. Personally, I'd take designs like this any day over some of the stuff we have in this city.
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I don't understand. People get down on developers like Claridge for putting out some of their bland/cheap buildings and then when someone brings in something like this it's considered poor design. Ottawa can't be pleased. Personally, I'd take designs like this any day over some of the stuff we have in this city.
Agree 100%
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203 Catherine is an existing office building
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=203+cat...dUBitrzJA&z=17
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Are they naming the suites after soba noodle dishes? I'll have a Tsukimi, please.
The laugh!!!!!
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Um, is it just me or does the artist's conception look like two completely different condos glued one on top of the other?
I had the same reaction. I like the overall size and the podium looks pretty good. I dislike balconies generally, but on a building abutting the Queensway they seem particularly pointless.
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It seems that balconies are considered a requirement in the Ottawa market. FWIW, I think the treatment of the balconies in this case is exceptional and actually makes a bit of an architectural statement rather than feeling as though they are an awkward addition to the building.
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It looks like it's a true mixed use with ground floor retail, some commercial and residential above. If so, then I am mightily pleased.

I don't mind the three styles. It gets the residential looking portion high enough to avoid the queensway noise.
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