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Old Posted Jun 21, 2007, 5:06 PM
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Hudson's Bay building

What's the story on this landmark, I heard a while ago that it may be converted into condos?, any truth to that, and if so what is the status?.
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Hey Scaper good to see the pics! Jeez you posted those at 2:20 am!!
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What's the story on this landmark, I heard a while ago that it may be converted into condos?, any truth to that, and if so what is the status?.
They're converting the building into lofts right now (converson includes cutting a big hole in the roof) and the future phases involve demolishing the parkade and replacing it with residential towers.

Here's the website:
http://www.hudsonliving.ca/

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Old Posted Jun 21, 2007, 7:55 PM
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This is a great angle:



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Old Posted Jun 21, 2007, 7:56 PM
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This angle will also look great when the Juliet and company are finished:

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Old Posted Jun 21, 2007, 8:50 PM
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^ that will look really cool!!! It's funny when you put those bars in there how it gives you a really picture of how it will look.

We had a lot of fun last night. We set off an alarm at the post office some how not even sure how we did it.

And it was really cool how the Captain of the fire department let us up the hose tower. It was his last night on shift as he is retiring. Really nice of those guys to let us up.


Dylan, I was up late last night...I knew if I didn't post them right away I wouldn't probably get to them till the weekend. Good photo of you too.
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Dylan....

Also can you email me that spread too? beaumont_robert@hotmail.com
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2007, 9:41 PM
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I played with this a couple of weeks ago. It maybe a little off but it should be pretty close.

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Old Posted Jun 22, 2007, 1:04 AM
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From that perspective the Falls should be on the right of the Chateau Victoria.

So why do you have three proposed buildings on the Pandora lot? Are you holding back on us?
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Hey Scaper - can you do the same thing with all the proposed high-rises in Colwood and Langford? Would that suburban skyline be visible from Victoria?
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2007, 4:16 AM
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Lyle,

I am going to post a thread on the Canada section in the next few days on all the regional and downtown developments. It's just taking some time putting it all together!!!

But It will be a really cool post, it may even be about a week.

Cheers

Aastra,

From my understanding there is to be three towers of rather equal height unfortunately all around the height limit. I will be having lunch with Lindsay Chase on Saturday as well, so I will see if there is any new ideas being thrown around for this site.

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For the big parking lot behind RBC between Pandora and Cormorant? That's only two towers. The plans are already public.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2007, 5:51 AM
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I have seen those plans, however I was told that there may also be a third tower as well...and I knew that originally there was three towers too...but really two or three... I made this pan shot about four weeks ago.

Glad you appreciated it



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Any three tower plan is old speculation.
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Gotchya.... I was still hoping for something a little more aggressive on this lot, since they went with something so extreme with the Hudson. Maybe they felt with no reason such as saving a heritage building or giving an Art Gallery they couldn't achieve much more being beside city hall. I would have still like to have seen a little more height mind you.

Here is that pan shot of Victoria I took about a year ago, thanks for Dylan for saving it as it got deleted from my computer some how.

Thanks to Holden for cleaning it up a bit!!!



This was the unzoomed shot...

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Scaper, did you see this one by lightgazer over at Flickr.com?

Many more great pics:
http://www.flickr.mud.yahoo.com/phot...nstone/page26/

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Old Posted Jun 23, 2007, 1:46 AM
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Aastra, I have seen a lot of his stuff before how ever I haven't seen that one nor some of the others I just browsed through of his. I wonder how he does that? It's really cool actually!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Also nice touch up on the spread too!!!
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2007, 3:37 AM
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For any of you that haven't seen my buddy.... This is Jasper!!!

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