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Old Posted Mar 16, 2018, 8:48 PM
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If by address you mean sit there with folded arms, instead of open arms, then I agree. The rendering on their website clearly shows the @ss-end of a parkade facing the park with absolutely no interaction.
Agreed. Just a huge wall.

The front of the parkade is hardly any better and feels long, monotonous and overbearing.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2018, 9:11 PM
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If by address you mean sit there with folded arms, instead of open arms, then I agree. The rendering on their website clearly shows the @ss-end of a parkade facing the park with absolutely no interaction.
I have chatted with the developer and he plans to open up the west side to take advantage of the park.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:08 PM
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The parkade is offensive.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2018, 11:25 PM
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2018, 12:55 AM
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I have chatted with the developer and he plans to open up the west side to take advantage of the park.
Then he might want to have a conversation with his architect, who clearly wasn't in the loop. The detailed render of the parkade on the website might as well be from the 1970s.
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2018, 1:43 AM
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Great update B.ike!
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2018, 1:48 AM
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Great photos. Thanks.
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2018, 3:28 PM
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Thanks B.ike!
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2018, 8:44 PM
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one more from yesterday.

one thing I notice about walking on the HLB now, is that I don't get as nervous with the barrier.

Before with just the rails, especially when on a bike, Id get a bit nervous....that jittery feeling when you're up high.

Just wish they installed the barrier on the outside instead of taking up a foot on the path.


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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 1:49 AM
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Simply awesome...thanks mang.

JW Marriotts Concrete pillars roughly half way up. I wonder if those are a finished product or will they see some kind of treatment?
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 4:08 AM
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Always appreciate your photos B.ike
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 3:44 PM
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^^keep em concrete.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 6:10 PM
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Space Race
RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACE DOWNTOWN IS EXPLODING — BUT WILL TENANTS SOON FILL IT?
BY STAFF • ARTICLE BY MEL PRIESTLEY

MARCH 1, 2018

As the city’s first big-city sized towers begin to throw shadows across downtown Edmonton, ‘For Lease’ signs hang prominently in shop windows on 104 Street, on Jasper Avenue on 99 Street and within City Centre Mall. To an untrained eye, on some streets at least, it can appear that more spaces are empty than occupied. But is downtown’s retail scene actually struggling? Or is it, as some experts say, in a “holding pattern” as we wait for buildings and an expected increase in people coming to fill them?

http://theyardsyeg.ca/space-race
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 8:27 PM
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Space Race
RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACE DOWNTOWN IS EXPLODING — BUT WILL TENANTS SOON FILL IT?
BY STAFF • ARTICLE BY MEL PRIESTLEY

MARCH 1, 2018

As the city’s first big-city sized towers begin to throw shadows across downtown Edmonton, ‘For Lease’ signs hang prominently in shop windows on 104 Street, on Jasper Avenue on 99 Street and within City Centre Mall. To an untrained eye, on some streets at least, it can appear that more spaces are empty than occupied. But is downtown’s retail scene actually struggling? Or is it, as some experts say, in a “holding pattern” as we wait for buildings and an expected increase in people coming to fill them?

http://theyardsyeg.ca/space-race
Interesting. There's not one word in the article about the pending exodus of the Province from downtown. Talk about not talking about the elephant in the room!
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 8:40 PM
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There is no 'exodus', let us be clear here, but there have been movements for some out of the Downtown. Our Minister of Infrastructure has reassured me that their commitment remains strong and they will not be making more moves.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2018, 9:08 PM
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There is no 'exodus', let us be clear here, but there have been movements for some out of the Downtown. Our Minister of Infrastructure has reassured me that their commitment remains strong and they will not be making more moves.
I was not aware that they'd formally announced halting the exodus. Now if we could only get them to demo that horrific Terrace Building. It has to be the most disconnected building from the rest of the core (and I'm guessing the bureaucrats must like it that way).
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Alberta Teachers Association building expansion

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I really like that Glass.....
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I really like that Glass.....
I like it too. Very sleek.
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2018, 4:30 PM
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Is the low rise building on the left of the photo part of the overall site for this multiphase project? Just wondering if the sign being placed where it is is some sort of portent.
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