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Old Posted Aug 12, 2010, 1:51 AM
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 10:09 AM
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Looks a bit of a mess to me. I'll reserve being all judge-y until after it's completed, but the overall form and messy windows just look a little haphazard to me.

Here's hoping the end result is cheeky and interesting rather than tacky.
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Looks a bit of a mess to me. I'll reserve being all judge-y until after it's completed, but the overall form and messy windows just look a little haphazard to me.

Here's hoping the end result is cheeky and interesting rather than tacky.
Certainly the building name is "cheeky", gotta give them their props for coming up with that! ;-)
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Certainly the building name is "cheeky", gotta give them their props for coming up with that! ;-)
For sure! I really like the name. You can't see from those pics but they have had the copper roof installed now for about a week or two. And it is indeed very bright seen from the Halifax side.
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I realize that materials are expensive but the metal sheeting backside of this building is hideous. The finishing touches of stone, brick, and copper gutters are beautiful until you look around the other side. Too bad.

I hope they plan on finishing the concrete pillars at the entrance!

All in all it looks great from the front. You can get an good look from the Celtic Corner Rooftop Patio.
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There's an interesting piece of roof structure on the north-eastern side of the building. I'll try and remember to get a picture of it from my office next week.
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I realize that materials are expensive but the metal sheeting backside of this building is hideous. The finishing touches of stone, brick, and copper gutters are beautiful until you look around the other side. Too bad.

I hope they plan on finishing the concrete pillars at the entrance!

All in all it looks great from the front. You can get an good look from the Celtic Corner Rooftop Patio.
Yeah, its unfortunate... and why didn't they just pick one colour for the metal? It would have looked better to have the fake brick on the whole backside too.
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Maybe they didn't splurge on the backside because they figure someone will eventually redevelop the Landing. No point spending a bunch to fancy up a blank wall that could be covered up by your neighbour in the near future. The front part, on the other hand, will always be visible because it's set back from the property line.
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They have also been doing some work on the RBC building across the street. It appears they have been installing some new windows. The old ones are floors 2 and 4 and the new are 3 and 5. Hopefully they will also paint it or clean up the concrete.

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Shot from my cell today. Sorry about the windshield getting in the view.
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On The Brightside - Infomonkey.net

According to Infomonkey.net the 2nd and 3rd floor commercial space will be occupied by Harbourside Engineering and Consulting. The developer is moving into the penthouse suite on the 5th and 6th floors.
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Please tell me they are not finished the "Bright Side" sign. It looks like they started etching it and just left it partially done.
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Please tell me they are not finished the "Bright Side" sign. It looks like they started etching it and just left it partially done.
I really hope there's more to the sign period. It needs something to stand out from the concrete. Brass letters, maybe?
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Even though they have not used entirely real brick, I like it and I like the detailing. Does anyone know if any business has been selected for the store front?
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This looks to be complete and someone has moved in to the 2nd floor office. The 1st floor looks like it has a drive-thru window.
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This looks to be complete and someone has moved in to the 2nd floor office. The 1st floor looks like it has a drive-thru window.
I think it's an engineering firm in the 2nd floor office space.
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Innovative building but cheap looking due to cheap materials:
- Underside of balconies...... raw concrete showing form lines and grime that will always be present.
- cheap fake marble/granite is concrete and will stain and look shabby in a year or less
- entry has exposed concrete columns that match the u/s of the balconies and cheap veneer. Looks like sono tube posts
- east elevation is a good rendition of a tin shack...but yes it is modern
- I like the sign though...
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