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Old Posted May 1, 2017, 8:48 PM
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Fantastic!
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Old Posted May 6, 2017, 10:31 AM
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Again, thanks for the comments!

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All the entrances to those 19th century buildings are from the back, right? Nice old buildings, but that's a long block of no entrances or shops. Not so awesome for creating lively streets - but that's realistic in it self.
Yes, all the entrances are on the courtyard side. The low rise wooden west side of Halvoonniemi cape had also commercial buildings - shops, bakeries, pharmacies etc. - but none of them have been preserved. The popularity of Tehdastyöläisen kortteli block is based mostly on its small-scale, peaceful feel. Even in urban Halvoo many Finns prefer peaceful and quiet living areas

This weeks update: The former Dalkarby tool factory is today the Kuovi Resort Halvoo hotel & spa.

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On the left is one of the most recent highrises in the city center. The headquarters of the software company Pinesofta was completed in 2014. The building is 75 meters tall.

Section002_pic23 by Vellu04, on Flickr

A view from the rooftop terrace of Laituri 1 restaurant looking west.

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Looks good

I can imagine how the nimbys reacted to Pinesofta's headquarters
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Nice headquarters building. The entire city looks great!
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Pinestofta's HQ is beautiful and humble at the same time. Very Scandinavian. Reminds me of the Cricket Field by Futuresystems.

Beautiful, beautiful city.
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Thanks for the comments! The Pinesofta HQ was actually inspired by the shape of a video projector I once saw in a conference room where I attended a meeting.

Before 1990's the lands on the western shores of Halvoonniemi cape were separated from the city by the railroad leading to the South Port. After the new Halvoo port opened and the South Port was shut down, the railroad tracks were removed in the early 90's. A park - Satamaradan puisto - was built in place of the tracks and today it is very popular place to relax for Halvoo residents. The old railroad line is still visible in the rock cutting facing the park.

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Halvoo Marina.

Section002_pic26 by Vellu04, on Flickr

Looking east across the marina.

Section002_pic27 by Vellu04, on Flickr

The more detailed boats closer to the camera in the last shot are from the 3d Warehouse.
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So beautiful and realistic!
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