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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #41
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Update from today. Posted by Phesto at SSP.



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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #42
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Good update. Thanks for posting this. I am keeping an eye on this project.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #43
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Yeah good update, I would like to see more updates of this one, being the new tallest for this lovely city!
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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #44
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That's going to look great in the skyline of Vancouver. Can't wait to go back and see it once it's finished.

I've found a map of the location:

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Old October 18th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #45
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Nice to see some taller towers going up in Vancouver, great design! Hope I'll be able to visit some day.

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Old October 18th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #46
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nice design, really glassy.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:16 AM   #47
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Yeah, I remember seeing this in a CX hotels catalogue.

Well this is the most beautiful Shangri-La hotel building ever! I hope Shangri-La will do a great job operating this hotel.
Wait until you see the Toronto one. Sorry I couldn't help myself. hehe
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Old October 25th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #48
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Oooh nice tower. Good for Vancouver! Toronto can't be the only cool city... So when it said that this is the first Shangri La in North America, that means we beat USA! I think it should be taller though, its only 197m and the Toronto one is 214m according to emporis. Its nice to see vancouver with some taller buildings.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #49
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Nice updates
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #50
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The site for the tower is f-ing awesome..I didn't realize where exactly it was going to be located, but the way it fits between the two streets is going to be really nice. The shape is really nice too...

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Old October 26th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #51
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Old November 15th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #52
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Not a recent update, but an update none the less. November 2nd.



Shot from webcam. Posted by raggedy13 at SSP.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #53
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This is great. Thanks for the pic!

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Old November 15th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #54
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Good update, nice picture
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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #55
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Mid-December update

The Shangri-La tower is now well above street level. The developer is intending to raise it at the rate of a storey a week. However there have been a number of rather severe weather events by Vancouver standards recently that may have slowed construction. This past November saw the most precipitation ever recorded in that month in Vancouver history. Steady rain, a snow storm, and several lashings of 100+ km/hr windstorms all must have had an effect. Never the less, the tower is coming along and I believe it is still on track to be finished some time in 2008.

Below is a link to the developer's high-resolution webcam. It is on 24/7 and it may very well be night-time when people visit it. Vancouver is on Pacific Standard Time; GMT-8.
http://lvl.verttech.com:8050/video/2/1/1

A second tall tower is going to be built across the street from the Shangri-La. It is currently unnamed but will include a 150 room Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the bottom 24 stories and 163 residential units in the upper 33 stories. The tower is being designed by Arthur Erickson and will stand 59 stories tall; approximately 600 ft / 200M. The tower has a triangular floor plate that twists 45 degrees as it climbs. It will have an uninterrupted curtain wall of green glass. The plans call for 466,000 square feet of space divided between hotel, residential, office, and amenity uses.

Please see below for more information and a picture.
Info: http://www.pacificmetropolis.com/200...ildings_s.html
Model: http://pacificmetropolis.typepad.com...st_georgia.jpg

The building goes through the City of Vancouver's Development Permit board on Monday December 18th, 2006.

EDIT: Christmas lights are now up on the Shrangri-La's East crane. This has become a tradition in the city and one of the developers, Concord Pacific, even writes out a vertical Christmas greeting in the windows of in-progress towers on prominent city streets.

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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM   #56
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very nice, thanks for the update!
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Old December 19th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #57
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More severe weather

Vancouver was just hit by the strongest storm since a typhoon hit the city in 1962. The winds topped 157km/hr and it did a real number on the city's trees. In Stanley Park more than 300 mature trees including 150'+ Douglas firs and cedars blew down, closing the causeway, Lions Gate suspension bridge, and damaging sections of the seawall. 240,000 people were without power throughout the city and now, even several days later there are still pockets of people in the dark. I don't think anyone died but there were more than a few stories in the news of houses cut in two by falling pine tress and the occupants had left their beds mere moments before.

Everything seems to be ticking along at the dozen or so construction sites I pass by daily; I guess after the month we've had the crews are used to it and tie everything down as a matter of course. I don't imagine the Shangri-La lost any construction time as the storm hit at night and died down by morning. Never the less, with all the heavy winds we've had lately I would bet the future occupants of Vancouver's new breed of tall towers will be thankful for the mass dampers that should keep their buildings from swaying too much.

Further update: The Province newspaper has put the number of downed trees in Stanley Park at well over a thousand. All the precipitation we've recieved over the last six weeks has left the soil completely saturdated and the winds just toppled the trees as if they were in wet sand.

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Old December 19th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #58
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nice update
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #59
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Update by Androo3 of SSP

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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #60
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Okay, as much as I am in love with Toronto, this is undeniably the most exciting construction photo from a Canadian city that I've seen for a while! I'm excited!
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