I finally found what i was looking for at Pacifica's own website. This was posted in October:
Why does the work seem to be taking quite some time/ the project so long to complete?
Until now, Pacifica has been a massive, one-of-a-kind of renovation project. In addition to encountering the unexpected, the complexity of demolition of attempted add-ons by two previous developers and a structural re-design of the building core due to the addition of three floors ~ all involving concrete ~ are part of the reason for the delay. Materials for which there was unpredicted lack of availability and delayed delivery have also contributed to the challenges which have affected the timetable, causing a ripple effect in associated trades. As well, the demand for workers exceeds the supply, as is the case across British Columbia and Alberta.
Why do the estimated completion dates keep changing?
The developer has always attempted to provide to homeowners an estimated completion date based on the information that was available at the time. Encountering unexpected situations that usually arise during a renovation project has affected many aspects of the construction process and resulted in the constant alteration of the construction schedule.
When is the current estimated completion date?
At the present time, there is no fixed completion date. Revised completion dates will be made known in the near future, when the developer can make a better assessment of the finishing construction schedule. This should be possible once the work on the eighth floor is finished and the brand new floor construction begins to progress at a predictable rate.
These pictures were taken earlier this month:
So there you have it folks. 11 years
after the Malaspina hotel was torn down, this project finally
seems to be moving forward with clear progress on the upper (tower) portion of the building. The only thing i am still confused about is their comment about this thing being a "renovation" project, unless they are adding to the work the previous developers had started.