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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 3:49 PM
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Now I'm confused. Someone123 posted a black and white of the glass flatiron. And the Metro paper also ran a color picture of the glass flatiron. So which is the design? Is it the glass flatiron or the WHW brick and glass tower?
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 5:23 PM
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Glass flatiron. The WHW brick and glass tower was a design from some years ago that someone dug up on WHW's website. It looks like they have revamped their website recently and put up another rendering of the old design for their portfolio. Not sure why they would, it just confuses the public at large IMO; maybe they are bitter because ECL went with Zeidler Partnerships for the new design.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 5:32 PM
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I just checked out WHW's website, projects section..and there are a lot of fantasies there.. the Shed 22 design is what is now Cunard Centre, I suspect "South Pier" will not happen as that is now the Seawall Development, Triangle Lands is now International Place.

A 2014 Commonwealth Games Stadium design and a new design for the Metro Centre near Pier21 for the "2010" ? Commonwealth Games round out the pipe dreams..

I sure hope someone paid them for all that "vapourware"!

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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 5:48 PM
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WHW Architects have updated their website and they include a "triangle lands" project with new renderings of the mysterious office tower that we've seen before. This gives an impression of how the new building will look, though of course the specific design is now different:



Source: WHW Architects.
Reminds me a lot of the tower at the centre of the Confederation Building in St. John's

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Wow, that is very similiar.

I'm glad they went with a new design.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 6:47 PM
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The old design would look good somewhere in the Dartmouth skyline.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 9:26 PM
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It reminds me of some building in Pittsburgh If i remember correctly Yes, its called Fifth Avenue Place...
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3387
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 11:57 PM
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The newer one is defenitely better. This will act as a good "end" landmark for downtown until Cogswell is developed of course.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2008, 3:36 PM
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It reminds me of some building in Pittsburgh If i remember correctly Yes, its called Fifth Avenue Place...
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3387
For sure, I looked it up and found this pic...
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2008, 6:04 PM
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Too bad Halifax doesn't have many of the older type of building in that picture. Barrington and Spring Garden could have each used a couple.
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ok i'll be the contrarian and say i actually like the st. john's cenfederation design. it's that chunky po-mo that halifax missed out on in the late 20th century. it got brutalism and glassy '80s but i wouldn't mind seeing a po-mo building with a pointy top. you shouldn't underestimate a pointy top on your skyline. right now, it's pretty flat.
the twisters will provide the 21st century design...if they finally get built
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 9:32 PM
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Founders' Square is from that period and could be considered PoMo I guess. I don't mind that building but don't really regret that the city missed out on others.

The designs and high quality buildings going up in cities like Vancouver now are just way better than they were in the 1980s and I think this project for Halifax will be similar.
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Giggidy... should look great against Purdy's.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2008, 3:17 PM
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Giggidy... should look great against Purdy's.
I love it!... can't wait for construction to get started on this.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2008, 3:38 PM
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Awesome building, and will be a welcomed addition to Halifax's skyline.

Let us hope they can pre lease enough to begin construction in a timely manner.
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Holy crap. I nearly wet myself when I saw this picture.
I was excited before, now I'm... well, I'm still excited, but more excited

Can't wait to hear what boneheaded reasoning the trust will come up with to protect this parking lot...
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2008, 5:53 PM
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The HT won't be coming up with any reasons because this tower was already basically approved 30 years ago.

This is a great project for the downtown in many ways. The office space is needed but this is also an important location. Right now Barrington and Granville simply trail off into nothing. Granville Mall is often dead and that whole last block of Barrington is a mess.

Visually it will also add a lot to the downtown. It stands out because it is modern and it will be visible down Barrington or Granville. Granville will look very impressive if both this and the United Gulf towers are built, and I love the contrast between the glass tower and the older stone buildings nearby. Already 1801 Hollis has a bit of that effect but this tower should be even nicer.
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The HT won't be coming up with any reasons because this tower was already basically approved 30 years ago.
You're kidding yourself if you think they won't still speak out against it.
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You're kidding yourself if you think they won't still speak out against it.

I don't think they can its a done deal.
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