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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #741
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The city just unveiled its masterplan for the future of the Sainte-Foy district, a very important undertaking, stretching from the bridges all the way to Laval University. This vision was long overdue and I am very pleased with what the city has envisionned. This part of town was basically created following the implementation of three buildings/institutions: the modern Laval University campus, the CHUL hospital and finally, one of the first big shopping mall in Canada, Place Laurier. Construction in this district has been very strong during the last decade but unfortunately, it didn't follow any guidelines. Hence, it is now very patchwork-like and honestly, not easy on the eyes.

The district was divided in four different sectors to reflect the different realities of each one: residential vs commercial vs educational vs sport infrastructure...

The document released yesterday is pretty massive so I tried to squease out the most interesting stuff.














This picture represents the planned long track speed skating arena. The outdoor Gaetan Boucher rink currently stands there.












































The towers presented in the following pictures are actually in the planning stage. The lands have already been bought by the two most serious developpers in the City: Cominar and SSQ.




http://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/apropo...sionfinale.pdf
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #742
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Finally, here are some bigger pics:









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Old October 27th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #743
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Nothing spectacular but still... Quebec City is getter denser and denser by the minute!!!

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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #744
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Those Quebec City plans look promising.

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What about L? And the Ritz is top notch no?
L Tower is very good quality, but not on par with Beekman, Tour Verre, or even the Bow. Ritz is in the same vein as L Tower, but even less notable. Ritz: if only the tower were as fabulous as the podium. The tower actually bores me to tears and was a huge disappointment.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:11 AM   #745
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I'm always a bit taken aback by the apparent adoration of The Bow. Like countless buildings, the final product looks less exciting than the ethereal renderings, and that exterior cross bracing motif has been done to death by that architect. Here is what I think is the nicest and best photo of it that I have so far seen, by RicoLance21 over at SSP, but even then I can't look at it without thinking " Half of Toronto City Hall in Bondage". In all honesty I just could not rate this as one of the best or most exciting buildings in Canada, let alone the world. :



here is another shot of it by Cowtown_Tim, also at SSP:


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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #746
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To each their own.
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I never liked The Bow either.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #748
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I think it's a nice building, but no where near as great as it could have been. when they lost the interior atrium with the floating pods it went from epic to o.k in my books. And how can we judge L until it's near completion? We also always seem to only go by the tallest when talking about the best builds in the country. Some of the real gems are under 40 storys.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #749
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It would be a dream come true if ugly suburban areas could be remade into someting attractive like this, but I think I'll calk this up to "I'll believe it when I see it"
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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #750
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Small rendering of the upcoming Brad Lamb project for Calgary. Looks between 35-40 storeys. Looks sharp!

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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #751
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Brad Lamb in Calgary now congrats.
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^ Here's a larger rendering. Link provided by Unibrain on SSP, but image edited by me to look more proportionate.

http://events.blueprintinc.ca/events/26#

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The West Lakefront Hotel and Residences, Barrie, Ontario

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Barrie!!!!!! Wow!

Bck in T.O, 1000 Bay st.
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So are they tearing down Bistro 990?
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Not that I know of... I certainly hope not. I think the project is slated for the parking lot just to the north. I admit that I always fantasized about it becoming a park, but that is pie-in-the-sky dreaming, I suppose.
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http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/la-capitale/201111/01/01-4463532-ilot-irving-la-desinformation-denoncee.php"]http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/...n-denoncee.php[/URL]


There is a lot of talk around this project in Quebec city today. It would be situated in the historic St-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood, on a very ugly parking lot which has been a scar on an otherwise delightful street for a good 15 years. During this time, the value of the land skyrocketed from $200000 to $2,7m. The developper asked the city to have a permit to build up to 9-story instead of the actual limit of 6-story. In order to get to green light from the city, the said developer worked closely with the neighbourhood committee. Hence, to better fit with the buildings on its left, it would gradually decrease from 9 to 7 to 5-story high. Also, some cooperative housing (20 units) would be incorporated to the project. The neighbourhood committee then approved the project but... some citizens weren't happy with this decision because the construction of this "monster wall" would block the view of the Laurentien mountains. Because of them, a referendum will have to be held to authorize the change in height. These citizens have started to put some posters supposedly illustrating the future project but grossly exagerated the drawings so that it looks like a 12-story high vertical wall...

We'll see what happens in the next few weeks!!!
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It's actually in Etobicoke.. Just sayin'
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