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Old Posted Oct 9, 2010, 12:25 AM
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^ would be nice to have it countdown to the next Winter and Summer Olympics.
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I was thinking have it cont down to every new years, you know, maybe actually start a new years tradition in Metro-Vancouver, have the clock as a count down centre piece and then have one of our LED screens downtown display it in front of a huge crowd on Granville.....oh wait, for some reason our entertainment district doesn't believe in such things, scratch that idea!

Although, a big LED screen would be perfect for the blank wall above London Drugs, and imagine shutting down that intersection on Granville for a New Years count down, would be so nice! I know the city would have no problem shutting down a street to cars for such a celebration. To bad we are just missing the screens......hmm............
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I wonder if they are going to do anything with the clock. Like, have it count up from how many days / years since the Olympics.

It's kinda useless to be at 0 all of the time.
the article says the one in whistler will be used to count down events in whistler and the one in BC place will be used *drum roll* as a clock!
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I was thinking have it cont down to every new years, you know, maybe actually start a new years tradition in Metro-Vancouver, have the clock as a count down centre piece and then have one of our LED screens downtown display it in front of a huge crowd on Granville.....oh wait, for some reason our entertainment district doesn't believe in such things, scratch that idea!

Although, a big LED screen would be perfect for the blank wall above London Drugs, and imagine shutting down that intersection on Granville for a New Years count down, would be so nice! I know the city would have no problem shutting down a street to cars for such a celebration. To bad we are just missing the screens......hmm............
people gather at robson and granville and do that already 1000's of em

i know a lot of people who go down been down every year
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Yeah, but it could be sooo much more if we had a better set up (a big screen on Sears would enhance that party!)
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2010, 1:25 AM
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oh please don't bring up sears
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I wonder if they are going to do anything with the clock. Like, have it count up from how many days / years since the Olympics.

It's kinda useless to be at 0 all of the time.
Maybe a countdown to the day when we've finished paying for the Olympics?
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I bet they'll keep it and have access to it for filming again.
X-men two had a scene in there when the students were escaping from the Xavier School.
A section of that tunnel still remains and it curves from that spot under Cosmo (shown in the picture), under the old Greyhound Bus yard block (possibly the future location of the Art Gallery) to roughly the intersection of Dunsmuir & Cambie where it abuts the SkyTrain Dunsmuir Tunnel.

Its my understanding that even though this tunnel is mostly empty and unused (except for scary film shoots), it still needs to have some access doors for annual inspections. I suspect that there will be an unmarked door in the Cosmo parking basement to allow access to the remains of the tunnel.

Whenever the old Greyhound Bus yard block gets dug up, the tunnel under that property will be removed too, so there will likely only be a sliver of tunnel left under Beatty St after both sides of the 600 block are finished construction. For that remaining piece of tunnel, I think it will be filled with sand & sealed up.
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Maybe a countdown to the day when we've finished paying for the Olympics?
Someone cue the violinists!
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Here’s an Olympic "wallpaper" souvenir for ya all.
The clock in better times.
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Cosmo - my photo, today:


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This will be a joint venture project with Reliance Properties and Pattison. Together these two companies own most of the 1200 block of Burrard and Hornby. Reliance is a significant developer in Gastown as well as the developers of West Pender Place. It will be advancing to rezoning very shortly. The project will be called Burrard Gateway.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2010, 5:04 AM
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This will be a joint venture project with Reliance Properties and Pattison. Together these two companies own most of the 1200 block of Burrard and Hornby. Reliance is a significant developer in Gastown as well as the developers of West Pender Place. It will be advancing to rezoning very shortly. The project will be called Burrard Gateway.
Any other information?

The project it self seems very promising, mostly due to location.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2010, 9:12 PM
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Retail lease rates

Recent global rates for high-street retail. Robson is inexpensive.


Rank/Rate per sqft in dollars/City/Location

1 $1256 Paris Champs Elysees
2 $1250 NYC 5th Avenue
3 $1200 Hong Kong Russell St
4 $1175 London Bond St

11 $546 Tokyo Ginza-Chuo Ave

18 $423 Los Angeles Rodeo Dr

32 $295 Montreal Ste. Catherine St
32 $295 Toronto Bloor St

51 $196 Vancouver Robson St
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2010, 12:57 AM
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Thats why you can still see some independent shops on Robson, also probably the two ends of robson bring the average down.
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So did glass production take a hit or something? Jameson House is missing all the spandrel panels for the concrete, and HG3 and Georgia both have no glass installed above the podium despite having poured 20 & 40 floors...
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Aquilini is taking pre-registration for the [GM Place] condo tower(s):

http://forms.rennie.com/GMplace/Survey.html
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Aquilini is taking pre-registration for the [GM Place] condo tower(s):

http://forms.rennie.com/GMplace/Survey.html
Any idea if these towers will have retail at the base?
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2010, 5:51 PM
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Aquilini is taking pre-registration for the [GM Place] condo tower(s):

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Wow! Those towers will definitely be breaking up Vancouver's tabletop skyline. Watch out!
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2010, 6:06 PM
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Wow! Those towers will definitely be breaking up Vancouver's tabletop skyline. Watch out!
Certainly with that single tree they placed at the top.
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