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Old Posted Aug 31, 2017, 2:59 PM
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Is that a restoration or are they putting a new building behind the restored facades?
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Is that a restoration or are they putting a new building behind the restored facades?


So as it stands now the sections on the rear and west walls that won't be brick were the sections that originally had little in the way of detail. Where you see the new cornice ending is where it did originally when built. The new glass section will be the only addition. Currently that is just an indent in the back of the building where they will be installing new floors.

If you go to this link you will see what I mean.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6504...7i13312!8i6656


Also from urbantoronto.ca ;

August 30, 2017 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau
"The south wall, and most of the west wall, are covered by more common unglazed white brick and mortar, with portions where the building used to back against a parking garage clad in a cementitious material. It has been found that these portions are in a poorer condition, and it is proposed that they be covered by an insulated porcelain tile cladding system with mullion-free punched windows. The more clean-lined walls and windows are meant to defer to the grander ornamentation of the other walls."
more: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/08/...e-office-tower

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The new rear side.


Cornice replacement.
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This picture shows two restoration type projects in Halifax. The building with the white upper level had a bit of work done, and a new interior is being built for the one to the left of it. You can see the steel frame of the new structure extending above the shell.

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The Westinghouse building, former HQ of Westinghouse Canada, in Hamilton is getting restored after being abandon for decades.


http://historicalhamilton.com/hamilt...tinghouse.html


http://historicalhamilton.com/hamilt...tinghouse.html

You can see the Westinghouse factory and the headquarter to the right

http://workerscity.ca/east-end/canadian-westinghouse/


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The building will be studio space, rental office space, etc.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:13 PM
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This picture shows two restoration type projects in Halifax. The building with the white upper level had a bit of work done, and a new interior is being built for the one to the left of it. You can see the steel frame of the new structure extending above the shell.

Lovely Northeastern North American Victorian commercial architecture with a Halifax flavor!

(Not that I can put my finger exactly on any specific trait like 5-sided dormer bay windows... I'm not that familiar with Halifax's styles)
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:16 PM
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I wanted to buy and restore this 150-year old building but it got demolished this summer while I was away. I was slightly annoyed when I found out about it... however, I definitely don't need any more projects at this time, so it would probably have been a bad decision (but I like heritage preservation, so I'd likely have made it anyway had I known it was about to be razed).

https://www.google.ca/maps/@46.82700...2!8i6656?hl=fr
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:50 AM
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Lovely Northeastern North American Victorian commercial architecture with a Halifax flavor!

(Not that I can put my finger exactly on any specific trait like 5-sided dormer bay windows... I'm not that familiar with Halifax's styles)
The stuff that is more unique to Halifax (within a North American context, or sometimes globally if it was a mix of European styles with NA materials) is from around 1750-1860. Later on, American styles became more popular. The building with the white upper level was built in 1820 but had extra ornamentation added in the Victorian era. The two on either side are probably from around the 1870's and then the two on the far left are from 1890-1910.

The fact that there's moss growing on the buildings is I suppose somewhat local flavour too. That happens here in Vancouver as well, but there aren't a lot of old buildings here.

Here's another picture I took:



Another one restored 1-2 years ago:



This one's a stretch to include but I think it's a gem:



Not sure if it's new or if I simply never noticed before, but it's got a City of London heritage plaque. I don't know what the story behind that is.

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Newly restored building at 490 De La Gauchetière, now home to shopify.

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Another one biting the dust here. Fifth major heritage building loss this year.

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Ex Machina, a theater/opera/multimedia company founded by world renowned stage director Robert Lepage, has worked very hard to build itself a new HQ in Quebec City. Construction started a few months ago and today, the company released new renderings of the project, which will integrate the old YMCA building built in 1879.


Here's the building in 1890:


http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/act...le-en-1890.php
































http://www.journaldequebec.com/2017/...tre-le-diamant
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I saw this one when I visited Québec City in early August, just a hole in the ground and the old façade held up (by steel beams?) I was wondering what they were planning, now I know.
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I liked the Art Deco style building that was next to it, it's gone, right?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@46.81261...2!8i6656?hl=fr
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Yup, that's gone. It's too bad.
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Awe that sucks. That was a really cool looking building. This restoration looks amazing by the way.
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You can see the workers installing the original limestone facade back piece by piece

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That's going to look great when done.
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The green building:



Now looks like this, and has for a while:



But now we know what it's going to be:

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A recognized heritage building in downtown is getting a new lease on life thanks to a St. John’s businessman who prides himself redeveloping undervalued commercial properties.

Vic Lawlor has purchased the former Newfoundland Clothing Factory building at 275 Duckworth St. with plans to turn the 106-year-old building into a 40-room boutique hotel.

“As soon as I walked into it, the view you’ve got of the harbour, it’s just made for a hotel,” Lawlor says of the 28,000-square-foot, six-floor building [Downtown's on a hill, the downhill side of the building is six floors].

“I think I’m going to call it the Factory Hotel, incorporating the original history of the building.”

Lawlor, who hopes to have 20 rooms ready for next summer, also plans to include a small restaurant, a local art gallery and hopefully a rooftop patio. Half the rooms, he says, will be one-bedroom suites with full kitchens complete with granite countertops.

He purchased the building for $3.5 million and expects the final bill will come in around the $5 million mark once the interior renovations are completed.

If this seems low, that’s because the previous owners have done the heavy lifting in terms of bringing the building, which has been vacant since 2010, up to snuff.

“The place has been gutted, so it’s basically only to frame some walls. The new HVAC system’s already on it, new elevator in it, the main lobby is done.”

The previous owners, a group known as ZRCH Duckworth Street Inc., contracted Woodford Sheppard Architecture Ltd. to design and oversee extensive renovations and restoration about five years ago, being sure to maintain as many of the classic revival architectural styles as possible while bringing the building up to code.

Inside, they created a new accessible lobby, installed a new elevator, and restored the original staircase, woodwork and railings. Outside, the building got a paint job, the oak front door and exterior mouldings were restored, and masonry was parged and painted.

The Factory will be the latest new hotel to open in the downtown in recent years, following Jag, Luxus, Franklin and the newly opened Alt Hotel.

But Lawlor isn’t concerned that the area is getting too crowded for his hotel to survive.

“I have no doubt, based on the numbers I’ve crunched, (that) I should be able to make a go of it.

“It’s going to be a beautiful hotel, and I’d compare it to any hotel down there once it gets done. There’ll be a nice feel to it, you’re right in the heart of downtown, you’re right by Solomon’s lane, so you can walk out and go on Water street or Duckworth.”
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^^ this building has a East-European look. It would fit well in Prague or Budapest.
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