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Old July 17th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #61
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yeah i remember when it was being built

i think the current owners are iranian

the lots along georgia were empty for years and years so it was kind of a big deal when they built that thing
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:59 PM   #62
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I could see metrotown area getting a supertall at some point. Surrey too. but why not Richmond! With modern technology almost anything is possible! I'm not crazy about supertall cause they make anything else dwarfish but why not!
As much as Richmond would be nice having a supertall, the soils there wouldn't support the structure and the framework, not without punching supports in the soil to anchor the building. I don't think the current methods of pre-loading for five years and shotcrete would do the trick to firm up alluvial soil. I'd love to see what Diane Watts does in terms of putting tall buildings in Surrey. Would love to see a 90+ storey building in the core of Whalley or Guildford.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #63
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It'll happen in Burnaby first, probably near Metrotown, and then by Brentwood.

All of the concrete buildings in Richmond that aren't tilt-up are built with pilings; you can't do that at all with a pre-load.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 05:32 AM   #64
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Does Van needs supertalls?! I personally don't think so!
I agree!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM   #65
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do we need one?---- no
do we want one?---- yes
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:23 AM   #66
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I think deep down everyone wants one!

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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:34 AM   #67
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except those dumb a.. from the Vancouver city council who created that dumb stupid view cone law. :<
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 12:03 AM   #68
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I think when Surrey or Burnaby build a supertall, and design it like a giant middle-finder pointing in the general direction of Vancouver, then we will finally get rid of that stupid view-cone bylaw.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:17 PM   #69
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except those dumb a.. from the Vancouver city council who created that dumb stupid view cone law. :<
What's wrong with the podium model? Keeps the street level open for pedestrians traffic. Common guys, the last thing we need are skyscraper canyons, open space has numerous economic, social and ecological benefits!
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Old November 24th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #70
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Nothing wrong with any model but with well planning you can have both tall skyscrapers and open park spaces at the same time. Look at the CBD of Shanghai for example, a city of supertalls looks dense and tight from the distance but if you are on street level, you will find that there are lots of spaces between the towers.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #71
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Nothing wrong with any model but with well planning you can have both tall skyscrapers and open park spaces at the same time. Look at the CBD of Shanghai for example, a city of supertalls looks dense and tight from the distance but if you are on street level, you will find that there are lots of spaces between the towers.
Very true, great reference! If you could you place the Supertall, where and why!?
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Old November 26th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #72
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The best chance at a super tall would be in Surrey, or Burnaby. Richmond would be a likely candidate, but like Yellow Fever said, the soil is an issue and so is the Air Port with height restrictions. It would be interesting to see where specifically the height restrictions ease off in a map form.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 04:09 AM   #73
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The best chance at a super tall would be in Surrey, or Burnaby. Richmond would be a likely candidate, but like Yellow Fever said, the soil is an issue and so is the Air Port with height restrictions. It would be interesting to see where specifically the height restrictions ease off in a map form.
In that case Vancouver, Burnaby, and maybe the North Shore would be the best candidates as they are not on flight paths, and also have solid volcanic rock underlying the topsoil.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 04:23 AM   #74
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You are bang on the money, minus Vancouver because of View Cones.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #75
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Screw Vancouver. I think the city likely to get a supertall is either Burnaby and Surrey. North shore just doesn't cut it due to its location and doesn't have the market to support such big project.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #76
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Screw Vancouver. I think the city likely to get a supertall is either Burnaby and Surrey. North shore just doesn't cut it due to its location and doesn't have the market to support such big project.
It would be hilarious if the north shore built a few supertalls. "NOW what do you think of your view-cones Vancouver?"
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Old November 28th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #77
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Screw Vancouver. I think the city likely to get a supertall is either Burnaby and Surrey. North shore just doesn't cut it due to its location and doesn't have the market to support such big project.
Most likely Surrey, the city of the future
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Old November 28th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #78
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we have a really aggressive lady mayor who would do some new stuffs the nuts from Vancouver would never dare to try it, so I wouldn't be too surprised that she will propose to build a supertall in Surrey.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #79
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If we amalgamated, I would put Watts in charge of Metro Vancouver over Robertson (or definitely Corrigan) in a second.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 06:30 PM   #80
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we have a really aggressive lady mayor who would do some new stuffs the nuts from Vancouver would never dare to try it, so I wouldn't be too surprised that she will propose to build a supertall in Surrey.
How is the engagement process for rezoning and development applications in Surrey? I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me a quick description of the process map!
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