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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 12:55 AM
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[Dartmouth] Europa Tower | 85 m | 27 fl | Approved

Might as well start a thread for this since we have a rendering and all :








I counted 28 floors but i could be wrong
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 1:02 AM
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 1:07 AM
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I got 27 plus the small what appears to be penthouse. 28 it is.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 3:11 AM
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This design really is a step up from the others. It should also be visible as part of the skyline of Dartmouth from a few angles. The second tower from a few years ago is only 20 storeys and is sometimes visible.

Given the size of the city it makes a lot of sense to start creating higher density nodes with buildings like this one. Larger cities like Vancouver have suburban areas like Metrotown that are basically MicMac Mall with towers like this and the SkyTrain.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 4:08 AM
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This is being proposed at Mic Mac Mall? Wow - I'm impressed.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 4:27 AM
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To be honest, Mic Mac isn't even that far from the bridge... the distance seems shorter when you go through the neighborhood, I wonder if there is a cut through Brightwood by foot?

Big question: can somebody post a link of the site of tower 3 on google/bing maps? (If Dj hasn't already, lol)
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 4:37 AM
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Im not to sure if this is correct but i found this picture on google maps and it makes sense that it would be that cleared lot below the shorter tower :



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Old Posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:49 AM
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Big question: can somebody post a link of the site of tower 3 on google/bing maps? (If Dj hasn't already, lol)
You know me too well ...

Anyways here's the link to the site on my Developments Map; Developments - Dartmouth
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Im not to sure if this is correct but i found this picture on google maps and it makes sense that it would be that cleared lot below the shorter tower :



I forgot how much space there was in there. There is room for more after Horizon III.
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Ohh yeah, there is enough room for 4 or 5 buildings.
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This is amazing. It's a full 10 floors higher than Horizon II. It is going to be a stark contrast from the other two towers. But it would be nice to finally have a big modern tower in the city. This could even rival the new Fenwick when it is done for height and design.
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But it would be nice to finally have a big modern tower in the city.
True... and I do love the design, and I think the location is appropriate. Just sad though that, if this does get built, the only ones that seem to go up are out of the core and don't add to a coherent skyline.
But, on its own merits, this is a great project and I hope it gets built.

PS: In retrospect the drawing also makes sense. The road you are looking at is the one that intersects Woodland, and runs down towards the Kent's etc. This area is basically surrounded by woods on that side with the exception of the playing fields.

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Imagine this baby being built on the peninsula. God dammit why must this be so far away.
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Imagine this baby being built on the peninsula. God dammit why must this be so far away.
At least it's within the Circ. Give Dartmouth a few more Highrises and we'll let Halifax have the Supertalls. lol
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WOW. Great design. Go Dartmouth! However, I too feel that this would be better located on the Peninsula... It'd be great in the empty space behind SGR.
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I forgot how much space there was in there. There is room for more after Horizon III.
the area that is cleared in the foreground of the photo i believe is owned by dexel developments. I believe Horizon III will be built behind the Kent building.
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There was a rendering of a large lowrise building floating around which I guess is the Dexel development. Not sure when either of these is expected to start.
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horizion III, 2012 according to allnovascotia.com
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Based on the allnovascotia.com story, the Horizon III was to proceed about 2 years ago but a wetland of 18 acres was found. It seems like they are building higher in order to save the wetland. The story describes it as a 26 story tower.

However, this story was reported first on skyscraperpage.com by someone123 ( http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...139843&page=49 ) . Good work someone123 for your digging, and DigitalNinja contacted Geoff Keddy by email for confirmation - can we consider this forum to be a news organization?

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Old Posted Feb 25, 2011, 5:58 AM
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Ah good old Geoff is still kicking around. I have some stories about some parties at his place...wow. Good memories.

It's a great design and I think a few more towers in here should fit, depending on how or if they keep the wetland. My preference is to keep it; but that's me.

But this makes Mic Mac a great point or terminus along a potential LRT route as this is great transit oriented development since the Mic Mac stop is about 10 minutes walk away.
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