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Old Posted May 28, 2019, 12:27 PM
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Yeah, I personally find that the photos exaggerate the looming effect. It's quite comfortable in person, and will get better when they remove the hoarding and widen the road back up.
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Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus
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Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus
Yeah, the developer must be crazy to not risk losing the business by going up 20 storeys.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 12:51 AM
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I'm still not sold on this design. And I'm still anxiously awaiting the Muntz Metal.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 1:06 AM
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I think it looks great so far. Exactly the high quality I expected from MacKay-Lyons. Makes Murphys next door look like an absolute relic though, would love to see the Law Courts/Cable Warf be redeveloped at some point, maybe they can lease it out to include a new ferry terminal.
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I think it looks great so far. Exactly the high quality I expected from MacKay-Lyons. Makes Murphys next door look like an absolute relic though, would love to see the Law Courts/Cable Warf be redeveloped at some point, maybe they can lease it out to include a new ferry terminal.
It is not done yet but my impression of the Queen's Marque design is that it's something fairly different from what is being built in most Canadian cities. I like that it's not yet another airy glass tower (or something that looks glass in renderings and then turns out to be half opaque spandrel).

I think the public space component will be pretty significant too. There will be a decent concentration of interesting stuff to do from about the casino to Sackville Landing, even if the Law Courts portion is kind of ugly. Maybe more than any other similar stretch of waterfront in the country.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 10:08 AM
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I don't think anyone would shed a tear if the Law Courts were demolished and relocated elsewhere. The only good thing about it is that it provides a small amount of parking.
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Yeah, the developer must be crazy to not risk losing the business by going up 20 storeys.
It's a bit the angle of the photo too.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 2:57 PM
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Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus
The photo is taken from the seabridge - so very low. The Queen's Marque hides a significant portion of the background buildings lending to the stubby feel you're noting. It's not so pronounced in person.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2019, 2:26 PM
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I actually think it's a nice looking project when seen in person. Even though it's still in construction phase, it appears that it will fit really well with its surroundings. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 2:00 AM
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I actually think it's a nice looking project when seen in person. Even though it's still in construction phase, it appears that it will fit really well with its surroundings. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.
Being in Moncton I haven't been following this development. When is it scheduled to be finished?
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Being in Moncton I haven't been following this development. When is it scheduled to be finished?
According to this article, the planned completion is December 2020.

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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 8:02 PM
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2019, 2:39 PM
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According to this article, the planned completion is December 2020.
Thanks. Will they be removing that wooden walking bridge when construction is finished?
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2019, 2:56 PM
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I believe so, the floating sea bridge was installed because the waterfront boardwalk was blocked off for construction, so they installed this as a way around it.

I could see them keeping it there, or moving it to another part of the waterfront, if it became a tourist attraction on its own, but as far as I have heard it will be removed when construction is finished.

However...
More than a million people have walked on the water as Halifax sea bridge becomes tourist attraction

FWIW, I was on it last night with some work associates visiting from Toronto, because they had heard about it and specifically wanted to see it in person...
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Thanks. Will they be removing that wooden walking bridge when construction is finished?
My understanding is it will be used to add to the floating dock system for more pleasure craft.
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My understanding is it will be used to add to the floating dock system for more pleasure craft.
Queen's Marque would be a great place to live!
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 2:03 AM
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There are at least 2 more developments on the harbour, aren't there... it would be used again for them. I do agree though, it is a tourist attraction.
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