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It has been an obvious location for a mural for a long time, but not the artists I would have chosen to paint on it. Guaranteed to be colourful, however. Here are some samples of past work:
Definitely not the artists I would have chosen. Their stuff is colourful, but it looks very ghetto.
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Mural update - happy to see they're doing the north side as well. My photo from today:

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Last evening they were testing new lighting on the South Creek Landing building (south end of the Cambie Street Bridge).

Saw the light lit up blue the other night - will they change colours?
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Saw the light lit up blue the other night - will they change colours?
I don't believe so. But they can change intensity to create a pulsating effect.
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I don't believe so. But they can change intensity to create a pulsating effect.
Neighbours and Cambie Bridge drivers heading south are gonna //love// that 'feature'
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Definitely not the artists I would have chosen. Their stuff is colourful, but it looks very ghetto.
THIS is Ghetto:








Funny how some people are nostalgic for this - and don't realise how lucky they are to have never lived with it day in & day out.
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From Scout Magazine:

A Look Inside The (Almost Finished) “Red Truck Brewery

http://scoutmagazine.ca/2014/08/25/s...truck-brewery/
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The hydro substation on West 6th has an LED art piece on it
(poorly exposed pic) - it changes colours...

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6311 Cambie

Went on a pinball run again around a part of the city lesser known to forumers.

6311 Cambie. Some early tenancy, some finishing work inside.
This is just north of 49th, near the Canada Line station. The vacant lot to the north of the Canada Line station is still vacant.





Just south of 49th, demolished but no excavation yet. Cambria by Mosaic.
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Langara College










The Langara golf course was busy, but I find it hard to see more than 2 or 3 golf courses remaining in Vancouver after the next decade or two. Tennis and Soccer are replacing Golf and Baseball, the virtual golf in Asia is in some ways better, and it's the #1 choice of too few people for golf's demand to outpace general real estate without selling a bigger package than just a round of golf. I think how well the Little Mountain redevelopment's park space turns out will be a relevant precedent.
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Shannon Wall Centre

Shannon Wall Centre at 57th & Granville.
The site is too large to photograph up close, and the trees and busy traffic also interfere further away. Because it was raining on this block, I did what I do best with a few quick shots and kept moving.

The buildings I could see were all topped out. The old buildings preserved on site look restored from the outside






The last building on the corner past the church there must be a showroom, on what I think is normally the church's lawn. The other side of the building is all glass, and the poster on the corner says the display suite will be open for Fall 2014.
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A couple townhome projects on Oak st

Oak & 46th Avenue
Oak by Listraor
About 6 buildings of 5-6 units with walkways between and parking underground.




You can see the redevelopment notice for the neighbouring property to the north, the 2 houses are sold and I think vacated.

Just north of that recently sold pair of houses was another townhome project.
New Oak by LDHT Holdings



I'm curious of the the economics of these townhome projects. It seems if they take 2 years, where a condo tower might take 3 or a SFH might take 1+. There is better efficiency with scheduling a small team repeating similar work at one site, bulk deliveries, and even a mini-crane which is still a fairly new thing. Costs ought to be ok with few developers buying more at once. What are the margins like, or how does it all compare to SFHs and condo towers?
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