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Old Posted Mar 7, 2017, 9:42 PM
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What's the backstory on this? Who is the developer?
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:27 AM
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It looks good, I just wonder about the chances of it ever being built?
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I'm not too crazy about the way the Bloomfield School appears to be somewhat facaded, and the other historic school seems to have disappeared. Also, what's with this trend toward interrupting the massing of towers at the halfway point. Makes them look like chunky spaceships.

But there's still a lot to like here, and at this point I'm almost willing to accept anything, especially the use of mostly solid, non-glass cladding materials at ground level.
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Bottom right has a tall bearded man with a female in full black costume, head to toe ???
Note the only young child bottom right.... and then there are the hipsters and the old folk.
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Bottom right has a tall bearded man with a female in full black costume, head to toe ???
Uhm. Pretty sure that's a Muslim man walking with his wife, who is covered with an abaya...
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2017, 3:51 PM
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Bottom right has a tall bearded man with a female in full black costume, head to toe ???
Note the only young child bottom right.... and then there are the hipsters and the old folk.
Not quite sure what your point is. Can you elaborate?
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2017, 5:08 PM
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I like the heavily motion blurred car close behind the skateboarder. Is this meant to portray the last few seconds of his life?

The woman with a stroller also looks like she might be headed into the roadway. She must really like this development, because she appears in both renderings.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2017, 5:49 PM
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I like the heavily motion blurred car close behind the skateboarder. Is this meant to portray the last few seconds of his life?

The woman with a stroller also looks like she might be headed into the roadway. She must really like this development, because she appears in both renderings.
Those two, along with the cyclist, appear to already be deceased since you can see through their bodies to the landscape and buildings behind them, so they are obviously ghosts.

Still wondering where these renderings came from, unless Lydon Lynch did them on spec.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2017, 10:48 PM
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Not quite sure what your point is. Can you elaborate?
At first I thought it was piece of street art, and then I thought it was an artistic error. Hence the question marks. Where is the skateboarder ?
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The guy in the wheel chair is also about to commit suicide and launch down the set of stairs.

Perhaps like the skateboarder, this rendering is suggestive of death -- the death of the old Imagine Bloomfield project. And, of course, after death there is rebirth and life-- hence this new proposal.
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FWIW, the bicyclist looks like he's about to do a 180 front pivot in traffic, the wheelchair is about to go down a wheelchair ramp, and most of the people in the rendering are translucent.

All that said, not a bad proposal overall. I have similar concerns to drybrain about the 2 oldest schools, but at this point anything is better than what has been happening lately (nothing).
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As a chair user myself, my guess is that guy is wondering how the heck he's going to get to that door.

(Looking at the reflection on the glass facade, there does not appear to be a ramp where the guy in the chair is sitting.)
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As a chair user myself, my guess is that guy is wondering how the heck he's going to get to that door.

(Looking at the reflection on the glass facade, there does not appear to be a ramp where the guy in the chair is sitting.)
I was guessing a ramp as you'd need that kind of distance to get an acceptable grade, but it's really not all that clear from the rendering.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2017, 8:41 PM
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Regional Council will be debating how to proceed with the sale of this property;

http://www.halifax.ca/council/agenda...0613rc1414.pdf
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