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Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 3:07 PM
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'Anyone know what these are?'

At first glance I would have said rebar, but could they be LED posts for a water feature?
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 3:22 PM
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Yeah, I am starting to get a little worried that the ticker is now not going to happen, even though it was very prominantly displayed on the renders. The Georgia raindrop effect was never as publicly shown / discussed.

this really will be a let down for me regarding how well the rest of the project has come together.

It is like getting a complete ferrari without it being painted.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2014, 5:26 PM
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Yeah, I wouldn't spend much time waiting for it.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:04 PM
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Concord has started marketing there latest project...I am assuming it is the one with the bridge.
http://www.arcvancouver.com/
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:26 PM
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It is. Anyone watch the neighbourhood video? It mentions, shows and describes in detail the casino as "Vancouver's urban resort" without once calling it a casino or noting that there is a casino in it. Really pushing the line around lying by omission.
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Why try and hide that there's a casino there? Yea it would turn off some but I know lots of people that would think it would be cool to have a place by one including myself
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Why try and hide that there's a casino there? Yea it would turn off some but I know lots of people that would think it would be cool to have a place by one including myself
I trust that their marketing wizards have made the call based on experience. Just like eliminating the number 4 and other silly things.
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There's a bunch of pics of the interior at Artemisia at the link below. definitely a quality building but still the oddest layouts i've seen.
http://vancouver.curbed.com/archives...a-building.php

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Is this a bathroom or a hallway?
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Is this a bathroom or a hallway?
yes, it's both.

the current trend in condos is 'open concept' bathrooms, as shown here.

the newest trend - coming soon to Vancouver - is 'open air' bathrooms to replace otherwise unused balconies and patios.
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Concord has started marketing there latest project...I am assuming it is the one with the bridge.
http://www.arcvancouver.com/
Looks like these towers would be 35-40 floors. That would be great, as the location could use with a bit taller landmark building. Something below 30 floors is way too short here.
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^ The proposed towers are 28 and 30 floors

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don't know where to put this. but found this on vancitybuzz.com, and it's interesting.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/07/v...r-skyscrapers/
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Only because the database is inaccurately skewed towards where active SSP members are. And only the morons at VanCityBuzz would ignore that fact. And credit to SSP for this disclaimer:

"The building counts shown in the list don't necessarily represent a fully comprehensive total for each city or country. They represent the number tracked by our editors so far, which may not be compete for each city."

Too bad the idiots didn't read the bottom of the page. If you don't want to read that ****** site, here's the article:

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There is no question that Vancouver has built up a reputation of being a concrete and glass jungle city, but how does it compare with some of the world’s major cities?

In an updated ranking by B.C.-based Skyscraperpage.com, Vancouver has been ranked ninth in the list of cities with the most number of ‘highrises’ - a multi-storey building with at least 12 floors or a height of 35 metres (115 feet).

This puts Vancouver amongst the ranks of cities with much larger populations, including New York City, Toronto, Shanghai, Tokyo and even Hong Kong.

Another list compiled by Emporis.com places Vancouver at 49th with 48 skyscrapers and Hong Kong at 1st with 1,268. Emporis defines ‘skyscrapers’ as multi-storey buildings that are at least 100 metres (328 feet) high.

The current tallest building in Vancouver is the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver at a height of 201 metres. The second tallest is The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia at 157 metres (515 feet), but in late-2015 the tower will be eclipsed by the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver when construction tops out at 188 metres (617 feet).

The city’s third highest is currently the 150-metre One Wall Centre, although it appears to be much taller in the skyline as it is located on one of the highest elevations in the downtown Vancouver peninsula.

However, heights are limited by restrictions that include 27 view corridors from various positions across the city that are designed to protect views of the North Shore mountains.

Although, some have argued against the view cones given their arbitrary locations and effects that include limiting economic possibilities and the benefits that come with economies of scale, especially near high investments of public transit.

There is one site in Vancouver that could potentially accommodate a ‘super tall’ skyscraper by local standards. City view cone policies and the recently approved Vancouver West End Community Plan permit a 213 metre (700 foot) tower on the southwest corner of Burrard and West Georgia Streets, opposite from the Royal Bank office.

Areas along both Burrard Street, south of West Georgia to Pendrell Streets, and the Alberni Street retail strip are given an allowance of heights of up to 168 metres (500 feet).
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/07/v...r-skyscrapers/
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Looks like these towers would be 35-40 floors. That would be great, as the location could use with a bit taller landmark building. Something below 30 floors is way too short here.
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^ The proposed towers are 28 and 30 floors

Parcel 5B report: http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/...cuments/p2.pdf
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don't know where to put this. but found this on vancitybuzz.com, and it's interesting.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/07/v...r-skyscrapers/
Does this not all point up the necessity of taking the foot off the view-cone control brake pedal? Many buildings in the CBD have already undergone
significant height reductions, to leave the mountains visible. Can't we be a "normal" city and allow for a bit of extra height (like maybe a murderous 40 meters) or 10-15 storeys?
This tree-hugger attitude is really doing little more than depriving the city of a bit of extra dynamism, and the numbers I quoted - while ballpark, of course - are not really excessive.
Or are they?
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Only because the database is inaccurately skewed towards where active SSP members are. And only the morons at VanCityBuzz would ignore that fact. And credit to SSP for this disclaimer:

"The building counts shown in the list don't necessarily represent a fully comprehensive total for each city or country. They represent the number tracked by our editors so far, which may not be compete for each city."

Too bad the idiots didn't read the bottom of the page. If you don't want to read that ****** site, here's the article:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/07/v...r-skyscrapers/
WORSE yet -
It was quoted in the Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/business...905/story.html
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Old Posted Yesterday, 9:16 PM
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WORSE yet -
It was quoted in the Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/business...905/story.html
Well Vancouver Sun Real Estate reporters only slightly edge out in their journalism pedigree over VanCityBuzz

Sounds like " Skyscraper Source Media Inc" released a press release since that's the obvious clue for lazy journalism. Global also did a story on it adding their name to the list of Worst Journalists in Vancouver

I guess when they do real rankings with real buildings and real cities and we're like 90th they won't write a story about it.

EDIT: From the Global story "According to a new study of urban development, Vancouver cracks the world top-10 list for number of skyscrapers" Bingo. Either a press release or study when you have nothing else to report on.
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wow, haha, classic. still, according to wikipedia, vancouver is a respectable 69th in cities with buildings over 100m. to underline again how foolish these media are though, the number 9 spot on that list is occupied by seoul with 282 buildings 100m or over, which is over 10x vancouver's total of 26. very impressed with toronto's growth over the past 10 years too, up to 216 with dozens more under construction or in the works at the moment. could easily be up to seoul's level (and into the top 10 globally) by 2020 if all holds.
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