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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 2:05 PM
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Are they getting ready to tear out LRT tracks again? Do they do this every 5 years?
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 3:06 PM
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^I was noticing/thinking the same thing - it's ridiculous. Put the thing underground already!
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 3:36 PM
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i tried to create thí tower on sketchup but failed. its hard!
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 5:58 PM
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The view from down the street is the best I've seen so far; you can really see the curve now!
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Old Posted May 15, 2017, 5:41 PM
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^I was noticing/thinking the same thing - it's ridiculous. Put the thing underground already!
No freaking kidding!! Sky looking good though - just wish it was going to be taller (like everyone else on here lol)
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 7:23 PM
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^I was noticing/thinking the same thing - it's ridiculous. Put the thing underground already!
Maybe start using rails that are made of North American made steel
P.S. - Didn't know that the back of Telus Sky was to curve as well. That's definitely something different.
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 7:51 PM
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Maybe start using rails that are made of North American made steel
P.S. - Didn't know that the back of Telus Sky was to curve as well. That's definitely something different.
The rails aren't made in north america? you'd think it would be too costly to import steel from anywhere else.
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 10:54 PM
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The rails aren't made in north america? you'd think it would be too costly to import steel from anywhere else.
You'd be surprised. I was grocery shopping the other day and noticed some "Finnish Beef" on sale. Upon looking further, it WAS in fact imported here from Finland.
Because apparently doing things the easy way just isn't good enough for some people.
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 10:56 PM
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The rails aren't made in north america? you'd think it would be too costly to import steel from anywhere else.
You'd be surprised. I was grocery shopping the other day and noticed some "Finnish Beef" on sale. Upon looking further, it WAS in fact imported here from Finland.
As if our endless supply of Alberta beef isn't good enough for some people.
Go figure though, the sensible, easy way of doing things seldom is.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 4:26 AM
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The rails aren't made in north america? you'd think it would be too costly to import steel from anywhere else.
My understanding is the price of oil makes a big difference. If oil goes above a certain price (~ $70.00 a barrel) it gets too costly to make make heavy steel products in China. Shipping is the issue.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 4:47 PM
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My understanding is the price of oil makes a big difference. If oil goes above a certain price (~ $70.00 a barrel) it gets too costly to make make heavy steel products in China. Shipping is the issue.
Wouldn't shipping be just as expensive if coming from say Eastern U.S. or Canada, as it would coming from China? I know the labor costs in China would be super cheap in comparison.
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