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Old Posted Sep 11, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Thank you. The hills save us. Without them, St. John's would look like many other cities of its size: beautiful at street level but, from any distance, little more than a handful of ugly mid-rise towers.

EDIT: An update, picture from last week. Still surprisingly little progress. And now Hurricane Leslie has set them back. I assume the scaffolding has been destroyed and some of their less permanent work has been blown off because it was vicious downtown. The entire length of Water and Duckworth was closed because of flying debris from "downtown buildings".


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I always hoped this ugly beast would be torn down one day, instead they have decided to re-clad it. Grey Blah!

I assume those are the same panels our TD Building is getting, but in caramel?

Awful. (Especially since the TD Building reclad in Halifax is beautiful. I can't help but wonder if TD would ever choose something so hideous for any other provincial capital).

That said... it does look better than the brick (ours as well). It's a lost opportunity to create something truly beautiful... but at least now the buildings are tolerable as background noise, and not distractingly offensive.
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Conversion to the Britt Condos - Lanterra Developments

The Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto is set to become a condo once the charity auction of hotel is goods is complete. The plan not only includes the conversion of the existing hotel, but also adding additional 7 floors to the tower. This is a true one of a kind project, although, I will admit I did like the way the exisitng Sutton Place looks, there is no holding back progress and advancement. So be it! The sales process has begun, and I'm sure as with most condos in Toronto this will likely have a fairly quick circle from the sales to construction
Apparently this thing is not selling well at all. Could be a bit of an issue for Lanterra.
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TD reclad took a little step backwards yesterday.

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TD reclad took a little step backwards yesterday.

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Ouch! How high were the winds?
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Ouch! How high were the winds?
The highest wind gust at the airport was 132 km/h, though they averaged closer to 100 km/h for most of the day
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Oh that's right! that tropical storm passed by didn't it?
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Direct hit, actually - and I believe at hurricane strength, yes?
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I thought it was just under hurricane status when it hit, but the wind gusts were well into the hurricane force range.
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Apparently this thing is not selling well at all. Could be a bit of an issue for Lanterra.
good. I was hoping that it would bomb. (not good for the general condo market though)
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Apparently this thing is not selling well at all. Could be a bit of an issue for Lanterra.
Maybe they should have invested more time in the design.
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Guess they just couldn't compete with all the new 5-star hotels in town.
The one stay I had at Sutton Place (Toronto) in 2009, in 6 nights we had to evacuate three times, all in the middle of the night, because somebody pulled the fire alarm. Nightmare. One of the worst hotel experiences of my life. So, farewell and good riddance.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2012, 7:00 PM
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A few views of the TD Building, the King George Hotel, and a couple of others having some work done...


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Jeddy changed the reclad for us lol. Now at least a portion will be all glass.

If it is glass around that curved corner, it will complement Fortis Place brilliantly.


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Good thing I changed the reclad hahahah

(I'll take credit where I can get it ahhahahahaha)
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And we finally know what it's going to look like! I asked Fortis for a render and they were awesome - sent it ASAP:



I'm thrilled now. It's a fantastic reclad for an older, stout, broad building. And the glasswork compliments the design of Fortis Place, which will frame our skyline from the other end. I love it.


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That looks very goood! Quite happy now!
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The developer for Fenwick Tower in Halifax finally got a construction permit so they'll be starting work soon and a crane will be going up in the spring. They're going to be adding 3 floors onto the structure and a curved decorative roof so post-redevelopment it will likely be in the 110-120 meter range, and it will have 34-36 floors depending on what you count. There are elevations with the heights shown but unfortunately I can't read what they say because they were scanned in at a low resolution!


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That looks great, full stop.

And, after Googling what the current building looks like, that looks exceptional! Exciting reclad.
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The TD Centre redevelopment project in Halifax has also started but it will be a while before they have a crane up and begin recladding the existing portions of the building. For now they are dismantling one of the heritage buildings on the property and stabilizing its facade so that it can be incorporated into the development. It is a fairly impressive commercial building from the 1830s (the two-storey storefront windows and mansard roof were later additions):

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Fenwick will be nice because in addition to the reclad there will be new townhouses at street level and some new lowrise apartment buildings. The current site surrounding Fenwick is pretty much a disaster. Nearby there's also a grocery store and Sobeys is considering a mixed-use redevelopment of that site. If everything goes well the Fenwick and Queen are will be a nice medium density area with good amenities.
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