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Old Posted Nov 2, 2017, 4:05 PM
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It is a concrete boom. So technically it would be a crane of sorts but it only serves one purpose..
The boxy blue thing... made of wood/panel and painted to match the hoarding.
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2017, 9:30 PM
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Not the beige I-beam-looking thing... the blue boxy thing
Man could you cut the technical lingo a bit?
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2017, 10:22 PM
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I have no clue what the "blue boxy thing" is .... Let's call it halifax Art.... About on par with the lighthouses outside trilium....
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:27 PM
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I have no clue what the "blue boxy thing" is .... Let's call it halifax Art.... About on par with the lighthouses outside trilium....
LOL - possibly superior to.
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2017, 6:26 AM
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That's probably going to be a billboard with a rendering.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2017, 11:55 AM
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From today's Chronicle Herald:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/busines...lock-at-a-time

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Wallace Quarries helping to build Canada, the Maritimes one block at a time
BILL SPURR

When you provide 10 above-average paying jobs in a community the size of Wallace and you’ve lived there all your life, everyone knows you, even on the days you haven’t sealed the biggest business deal of your career.

So when Tom Flynn, president and owner of Wallace Quarries, arrives for lunch at McMahon’s takeout, he gets interrupted several times before he gets through his club sandwich and lemon meringue pie.

Flynn is the fourth generation of his family to work at the quarry that opened 150 years ago, and he took over ownership from his father. Flynn’s dad re-opened the quarry in the mid-1980s, after a move by builders and architects to cheaper precast concrete put sandstone out of style for two decades. But Tom is the one who negotiated the deal with Armour Group to have sandstone from Wallace clad the Queen’s Marque building now under construction on the Halifax waterfront.

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Old Posted Nov 9, 2017, 12:39 PM
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Awesome to hear that Wallace sandstone will be on Queen's Marque. Actually, if I recall correctly, I do believe staff wanted to make that a requirement on the site as part of the approvals and the developer pushed back and got their way. Glad to see they're doing it anyways.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2017, 5:14 PM
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Design Review Committee Report - Queen's Marque

It is recommended that the Design Review Committee:

1. Approve the qualitative elements of the substantive site plan approval application for the mixeduse
development on lands located at 1721-1735 Lower Water Street, Halifax, as contained in
Attachment A, with the conditions that:
a) the southern portion of the Lower Water Street streetwall be articulated with an upper
storey streetwall stepback;
b) all flat rooftops, which are generally inaccessible to the building’s occupants, be
landscaped with roof tolerant vegetation; and
c) the sandstone bar be clad with Wallace sandstone;

2. Approve twelve of the thirteen identified variances to the Land Use By-law requirements, as
contained in Attachment D; the only exception being the variance request for maximum streetwall
height along the southern portion of the Lower Water Street frontage;
3. Accept the findings of the quantitative Wind Impact Assessment, as contained in Attachment E; and

4. Recommend that the Development Officer accept the provision of publicly accessible amenity or
open space, the provision of public art, and the provision of exemplary sustainable building
practices as the post-bonus height public benefit for the development.
It was the first time I had heard of Wallace sandstone.
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/...sh&ex=00000541
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