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Old October 10th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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#UNDER C-BCD: "SGBL Bank (f. 'Lebanese Canadian Bank')" | 9F Com




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LOCATION: Martyrs' Square






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Old October 14th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #2
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i like this desgin a lot.It will also fit with the beriut gate complex in the background.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #3
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ok i'm gonna play devil's advocate .. I hate it!

the slanting is pretty weird... even for a bank! I just don't like the glass wall, im sure it'll look great from the other sides tho!

does any one know where in BCD this will be?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #4
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if im not mistaken, it will be in Martyr Square, I really dont think it will fit well with its surrounding
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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #5
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Yes it has PRIME location, facing the statue!


It is the area on the right enclosed by a wall:
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 06:32 PM   #6
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Here is a more recent rendering from the 2006 Solidere Annual Report:



Notice the change at the top?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #7
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Well, the sit-in is indeed affecting this project as well... it appears the walls around the plot have been cut through? Also, the logo, etc has been torn off. Maybe someone in the area can clarify this further?

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Old March 28th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #8
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they started digging the site and construction has officially started!!!!

two cranes are digging up the site and they've replaced the drawn-on boards with black ones and concrete mixers are on site passed by it abt half an hour ago

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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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You can see the construction activity on the far right...


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Old January 25th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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this is one of the ugliest designs i have ever seen! how can solidere accept such a building marking the northern entrance to the square?

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Old January 25th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #11
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actually I like it!
the facade blends well with centre-ville and glass is always nice..
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Old January 25th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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It depends on the cladding they put..we will see...But there has been no activity..What i sthe status? I know its not because banks arent making profits!
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Old January 25th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #13
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i think its on hold ..i mean the plots dug up but no activity is going on on-site
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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #14
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The sides are unimpressive ... what will the back look like? It's starting to grow on me but the sides look like an urban parking garage

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Old January 26th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #15
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January 25 , courtesy of Charles Nou˙rit

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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #16
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I bet it will start soon after the winter
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Old January 26th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #17
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Sides were changed, unfortunately

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The sides are unimpressive ... what will the back look like? It's starting to grow on me but the sides look like an urban parking garage
The original elevations looked much more interesting (I think you can see them on the original post). I'd guess that the new 'car park' effect you describe is partly due to the owners seeking more regular windows for the offices on those sides, and partly due to the extent of the glass on the Martyrs Square facade. If I'm not mistaken, buildings in that zone generally have to have a specific glass/stone ratio, so if you have one facade of glass, the others must have fewer openings...but I'm just guessing.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #18
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Old February 6th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #19
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The candian bank lot foundation looks dug. This is taking soooo long lol
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #20
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Actually it looks like it's ON HOLD the lot was dug long time ago.
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