daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments

General Urban Developments Discussions of projects shorter than 100m/300ft. Also, please post all other threads not specified in other Development News subforums here.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 3rd, 2008, 06:57 AM   #21
skyboi
BANNED
 
skyboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 728
Likes (Received): 77

Quote:
Originally Posted by Habfanman View Post
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.
And I though you didn't like highrise buildings
skyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:27 AM   #22
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,635
Likes (Received): 10789

It's great to see this part of the city get much needed attention, but Montreal should aim much higher. I like the lay out, but the buildings are a complete snooze fest.
This is a few steps down from what Montreal presently has in it's core. Downtown Montreal is sophisticated, stylish, and gorgeous. A continuation of this high standard should be demanded.

More detail and information is needed to better evaluate this project, but it seems to be very monotonous and lacks the grandeur and sophistication that much of Montreal displays in spades. Develop this area, but go back to the drawing board.
isaidso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:19 PM   #23
skyboi
BANNED
 
skyboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 728
Likes (Received): 77

Thankyou Isaidso atleast you use you could observe...

Last edited by skyboi; April 3rd, 2008 at 03:25 PM.
skyboi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #24
yarabundi
Registered User
 
yarabundi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal / le Plateau
Posts: 35
Likes (Received): 0

The rendering is probably not the final project. The overall project has been revised at least two times already and consequently, this is the third rendering.
I personnally love the architectural unity of the whole project. It's likely that this project will see the light of day. The entire project is a major breakthrough in early 21rst century urbanism in Montréal. It surely will be a major historical landmark in the city's development.
__________________
Homo Platoregimontis
yarabundi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #25
MetroWest
Registered User
 
MetroWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 14
Likes (Received): 0

Awsome this will really improve Montreal
MetroWest no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #26
Vanman
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 601
Likes (Received): 26

Massive project.
Vanman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #27
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,635
Likes (Received): 10789

Quote:
Originally Posted by yarabundi View Post
The rendering is probably not the final project. The overall project has been revised at least two times already and consequently, this is the third rendering.
I personnally love the architectural unity of the whole project. It's likely that this project will see the light of day. The entire project is a major breakthrough in early 21rst century urbanism in Montréal. It surely will be a major historical landmark in the city's development.
I'm always very wary of massive developments like this that feature buildings of uniform design. Variation tends to be much more engaging. City Place in Toronto is a perfect example of a large development that has too much uniformity. It is a rather soul less place. It looks good from a distance, but at street level it is sleep inducing.

The eye needs stimulation. Uniformity might look clean and orderly, but it is boring. Places like Paris get away with it somewhat because the architecture is so grand and intricate. Griffin Town will not. If uniformity of design is the goal, these buildings need to be far more opulent and spectacular.

I do like the tower though. Very nice.

Last edited by isaidso; April 6th, 2008 at 04:58 PM.
isaidso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 03:22 AM   #28
Jim856796
Registered User
 
Jim856796's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Citizen of the World
Posts: 8,943
Likes (Received): 843

This is a great project and all, but why should Montreal get a 60-storey tower? The Mount Royal height limit is still in effect in the city.
__________________
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.
Jim856796 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 03:44 AM   #29
Rumors
Moderator
 
Rumors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: French Canada.
Posts: 8,464
Likes (Received): 1683

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim856796 View Post
This is a great project and all, but why should Montreal get a 60-storey tower? The Mount Royal height limit is still in effect in the city.
That was just before the recession, everything was canceled.
Rumors no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2011, 04:09 AM   #30
Jim856796
Registered User
 
Jim856796's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Citizen of the World
Posts: 8,943
Likes (Received): 843

The recession is bull$#!+, because it has resulted in the cancellation of projects EVERYWHERE in the world.
__________________
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.
Jim856796 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #31
sieradzanin1
Moderator
 
sieradzanin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sieradz [Poland]
Posts: 10,363
Likes (Received): 1046

Update :

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashok View Post
UPDATE!! (60-70% Complete List)

Under Construction | DISTRICT GRIFFINTOWN
Griffintown is the popular name given to the former southwestern downtown part of Montreal Quebec which existed from the 1820s until the 1960s. Largely neglected, this area recently is being re-developed.



District Griffintown | Phase 1 | (15-20 flrs)

image hosted on flickr


District Griffintown | Phase 2 | (8, 8, 14, 14, 14 flrs)

image hosted on flickr


District Griffintown | Phase 3 | (20, 20 flrs)



District Griffintown | Lowney Lofts Phase I to XI | (5, 5, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 flrs)



District Griffintown | Griffix | (20 flrs)


sieradzanin1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu