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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #1
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MONTREAL | District Griffintown

Proposed earlier in 2007, this project calls for one of the biggest construction site in Canada in upcoming years.


It includes:
-Demolition of a major highway going through Downtown Montreal;
-Construction of 8km of new Tramway lines;
-Construction of a new concert hall;
-Construction of more than 4000 new housing units;
-Renovation of roughly 25 historic buildings currently abandoned or neglected;
-Construction of 2 new major hotels, including a 5-star ,500 rooms hotel
-Construction of 2 60 stories signature towers ( budget of 2,5 B$ for the towers alone) aimed to become Montreal's new tallest and new landmark.
-Construction of a new 27 stories office tower that could possibly receive Rogers's eastern canada HQ.
-New 24 stories private hospital ( included in one of the 60fl tower);

Here is some renders. OFFICIAL RENDERS FOR THE 60FL TOWERS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED YET; LANDMARK TOWERS ARE ON THE DRAWING BOARD. THESE ARE JUST SOME ARTISTIC PREVIEWS DONE BY CATACLAW ( forum member)

27 fl office tower:




Highway demolition, before/after:



GriffinTown Village:


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60 stories towers ( non-official previews by Cataclaw):




More coming soon!!
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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Great news,when will construction start?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #3
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Awesome.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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Looks Amazing.. that's a really run down corner of Montreal, this is just what that area needs. Now if only they were to build the stadium there?? Or the Technopark..
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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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the tower looks awesome but, in the picture below, all of the buildings look the same, which idk, they just seem too alike. but its not ugly, its just not for me i guess

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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #6
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I agree with Mdguy, it looks like those area where all the houses are the same... Montreal have plenty of architects and brains to do a much greater project than this copy of multiple buildings that only add height to the skyline and no new wave for Montreal future...
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #7
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Yeah I like the tower but the Griffintown development is BORING!! It looks like some suburban office park. I don't know why they can't have different architects for each building. If they build it like the rendering, it will look like Hull or Mississauga. It will be the dullest part of downtown.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:59 AM   #8
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aren't the building extension and revamp of existing factories? I think it would turn out very nice, the area would all look similar, but very stylish - far from suburban development (because of the existing construction that would also be there)
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #9
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Amazing

Really hope this get build soon

Seriously nice project for Montreal!

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interesting project
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #11
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Looks Amazing.. that's a really run down corner of Montreal, this is just what that area needs. Now if only they were to build the stadium there?? Or the Technopark..
What stadium?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #12
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The Stadium they were going to build for the Expos, hahaha!!!
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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #13
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Great news! Looks like a good quality development.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #14
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The Stadium they were going to build for the Expos, hahaha!!!
They were supposed to build the Saputo soccer stadium for the Montreal Impact there. That stadium is presently being built in the Olympic village.

Yeah, the never built Expos stadium (near the Bell Center) would have likely saved the team. That's a whole other story which old fans are still very bitter about.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #15
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Shit this project is great.Congratulations for Montreal
It will give a new face for this city for sure.Keep the updates please.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:43 AM   #16
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MONTREAL really badly and desperately need to build about five more high rise over 240 meters and 2 supertall then you can call it a city right now it is just a small town no more or less having to say all that ,it doesn't mean that Montreal is anyless attractive as a "city" but it is not exciting at all, I hope the city planner would think about it the same way I do man...
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MONTREAL really badly and desperately need to build about five more high rise over 240 meters and 2 supertall then you can call it a city right now it is just a small town no more or less having to say all that ,it doesn't mean that Montreal is anyless attractive as a "city" but it is not exciting at all, I hope the city planner would think about it the same way I do man...
Yes you're right skyboi. Other "small towns" that are despertely in need of supertalls to make them more "exciting" are Paris, Rome, London, Athens, Tokyo, San Francisco, Beunos Aires, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Munich, Milan, Barcelona, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Cairo, Rio De Janeiro, Oslo, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Venice, Caracas, Sao Paolo, Bogata, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brisbane, Istanbul...

I'm certain that the citizens of these boring, unexciting small towns are extremely jealous of exciting, beautiful cities like Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia; Wuhan, Shenzen and Guangzhou or other similar world centres of attractiveness. Hopefully their city planners will emulate these epitomes of urban design. Paris for example, desperately needs to catch up to and follow the example of Houston. Only by becoming the 'Houston of Europe' will they ever hope to become truly 'world class' and "exciting".

I sincerely hope that we all do something original, like cover ourselves with condos and supertalls, and copy the success of these well thought out cities. Then we can all be exciting places some day. It's that extra 40m or so of bank building or condo that really make a city "exciting", especially when the only way you ever experience them is by looking at skyline pictures on the internet.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:46 AM   #18
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habfanman why do you waste your time on that Bozo.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:52 AM   #19
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I guess some folks only really understand numbers.. It's really their loss, don't sweat it habsfanman.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 06:24 AM   #20
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Very well put habfanman, that was just an opinion like any proposed projects on skyscrapercity, some might never cary out , besides I didn't put Montreal down one bit, don't go hyper with such a long speech... oh by the way you forgot to mention Newyork and Toronto or even Calcary and Vancouver peace...
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