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Old Posted Sep 19, 2011, 2:49 PM
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Yes it is.
I though there was only two towers?
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2011, 3:43 PM
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I though there was only two towers?
There are only two taller towers facing the Nepean side of the site, but there is also a shorter & wider third building (I believe 6 stories, so tall enough, but not a "tower" when seen next to the two 20+ towers) that fronts along Lisgar.

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I though there was only two towers?
And a row of towns, which you can sort of see in the planning report: http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/cit...alfe%20St..htm
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2011, 2:57 PM
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They still seem to be slowly scraping and chipping away at the shale in the bottom of the hole.


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Old Posted Oct 12, 2011, 3:51 PM
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Yikes - how long have they been digging? It's been a year plus, right?
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i walked by for the first time since january this week and WOW what a hole! pictures do it no justice, this thing is IMMENSE. i've never seen anything like it in ottawa...when they did claridge plaza they didn't dig tower II until tower I was finished. very impressive indeed.
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Here I am thinking that they'll be chipping away forever at the huge hole until the bottom is levelled out, but I was wrong. Walking back to Place Bell from a nearby coffee shop, I saw them laying down large strips of a plastic protective layer (?) on the (slanted) east end of the hole.
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Actually this likely means they're not done yet. Based on your description, it sounds like they're laying down blasting mats. These are placed above rock that is being blasted away to prevent debris from shooting all over the place.

Alternatively, you may have seen them laying geotextile, which would mean they are through digging.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2011, 12:06 AM
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i walked by for the first time since january this week and WOW what a hole! pictures do it no justice, this thing is IMMENSE. i've never seen anything like it in ottawa...when they did claridge plaza they didn't dig tower II until tower I was finished. very impressive indeed.
It's a wonderful hole! Been so much fun to watch them dig it.

I wish they'd let people rock-hunt in the pit before they start manscaping it, though.
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Actually this likely means they're not done yet. Based on your description, it sounds like they're laying down blasting mats. These are placed above rock that is being blasted away to prevent debris from shooting all over the place.

Alternatively, you may have seen them laying geotextile, which would mean they are through digging.
It's geotextile. Had to look that up.

They hung a giant roll of it from an excavator and unrolled a few rows of it over the rock and concrete patches (they poured some in last week to fill in uneven areas).
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2011, 6:16 PM
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I stopped into the Tribeca sales office today and they said the second tower is launching on November 3rd.
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web site (teaser?) of phase II:

http://claridgecondos.com/teasers/tribeca_east

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I stopped into the Tribeca sales office today and they said the second tower is launching on November 3rd.
I received an email notice stating the same date.
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I was chatting with someone that knows the site super over at Tribeca and he was telling me they need to pour a single four foot thick slab all in one shot to withstand the hydrostatic pressure. There's a name for that kind of base slab but I forget what it's called. It would be really interesting to see how they lay four feet of concrete horizontally.
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I stopped into the Tribeca sales office today and they said the second tower is launching on November 3rd.
Has this one been approved by council yet?
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Yikes - how long have they been digging? It's been a year plus, right?
I think they started shortly after Soho Lisgar was released, which was spring/summer last year. So they've been at it for at least a year.

The project is funded by Claridge themselves, so there was no sales quota to meet prior to construction starting, which is unusual for a project as large as this one. But it enabled Claridge to start sooner and increase sales momentum and should have enabled them to complete the project faster - the latter seems to be a moot point at this stage.
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Nothing yet...hoping to see some progress soon.

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Wow, that pit looks like it's 5-6 storeys deep...hopefully we'll see some action with the construction soon...
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Tribeca by southfacing:

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Old Posted Nov 21, 2011, 4:58 PM
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this angle also shows the Merit and 150 Elgin site prep...
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