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    pas grand chose à raconter
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  1. Îlot Balmoral / ONF - 13 étages

    What happened to the red panels?? Please bring those back!! Best design feature!! Also - these buildings are looking too similar. Along with musique plus, the area is taking on a more banal flat glass panel look than we wanted. I hope very much that the MAC renovation does not use the same style. Of the major downtown cultural buildings of the last few years - these three, the MBA addition, the ETS building(s) - all have the same look. We need more color, more wood, more stone, more of anything by fritted glass panels! Say no!
  2. Le Duke - 25 étages

    I'm amazed that this is (apparently) under construction. With how many projects take forever to come together, and often don't, this one appeared in, what, november, and they're driving piles in february? It's a rental building, but still, very fast!
  3. Le Carré Saint-Laurent - 12 étages

    So, wait - they're building the residential component after all? Great aerial photo, by the way.
  4. HEC Montréal (pavillon centre-ville) - 8 étages

    If they do this, then the city must require the HEC to include replacement commercial space. I used to work in the Bell tower, and I know from experience that there is very little within a short walking distance. The only time in my life that I ate at a Tim Horton's was when I was working late but had no time to go further away, and I made the walk to R-L. This area is dead and removing 75% of the few remaining businesses will make it worse. Also, it needs a good dépanneur.
  5. 975 Lucien-L'Allier - 45 étages

    Une chose que ne comprennent pas beaucoup de gens c'est que tout ce « quartier des gares » n'est qu'une nouvelle itération du quartier Concordia. Cela n'était pas un méga-projet du style Milton Park ou le centre Dupuis Frères, mais tout comme les projets de ce « quartier des gares » cette île de densité là était conçu et construit par de nombreux sociétés, en réaction au zonage et aux demandes du marché, circonscrit/encouragé par des motivations du gouvernement (rabais dans le beau vieux temps, très faible taux d'intéret aujoud'hui). Bouder la faible qualité de l'architecture au « quartier des gares » c'est de ne pas comprendre le destin inévitable de ces immeubles en tant que logements abordables des années 2030s or 2040s. Déjà on voit un peu cet avenir chez TDC1, la quasi-totalité duquel est consacré à la location. Les promotteurs comprennent bien cette histoire et font le minimum possible au delà du requis pour la marchabilité. Apart le Broc, il faut le dire.
  6. MaryRobert - 22, 22 étages

    At least they didn't demolish one of Montreal's most famous remaining buildings (the Children's) to built this version of the design.
  7. There is more than enough road space for any festival use. It would take another sovereignty referendum for an event to use all the road and park space in the QdS area. What we're looking at will be one of the ugliest public spaces in the core of the city, rarely if ever used, and it will cost tens of millions to build and millions to maintain. A much more expensive and permanent sapin de la honte. Instead, the city could zone the land to 100m and sell it. With that money, it could do something interesting with some other part of the area - for instance, contributing it to a fund to cover the rest of the Ville Marie. Or, alternately, it could build a few hundred units of public housing to begin the Habitations Jeanne Mance redevelopment. Build there, relocate people from the Jeanne Mance project, the start the demolish, relocate, rebuild cycle. Instead, it's tens of millions for the park equivalent of the Place Vauquelin/McTavish steps/sapin de la honte.
  8. 21e Arrondissement - 9 à 14 étages

    That's four new commercial spaces! Globally, all of this commercial space at 21e will really make a very significant impact in the quality of life for people living/working in the Faubourg des Récollets.
  9. One of the 20-25 stupidest ideas in the history of Montreal. A "park" situated on an alley, against the back side of the main police station, next to a giant artery (Maisonneuve), in a neighborhood that already has an enormous amount of public space, at a huge public cost. It's just a terrible idea. Not as bad as the 1950s demolitions, but definitely as bad as the Children's demolition. This land should never have been expropriated. And once Tremblay was out, it should have been sold to a developer, or developed by the city into apartments.
  10. Myriade - 22 étages

    This is another area of the downtown where a high density of towers like on rue de la Concorde would do a world of good. Perhaps ten 30-40 story towers, radially from the metro station, ground floor commercial space, no parking garage.
  11. Le Smith - 26 étages

    The area surrounding McGill is dead dead dead in the evening. Victoria square too, Chaboillez, President Kennedy, Habitations Jeanne Mance, and more. The Pres-Ken/McGill College/PVM area is the worst.
  12. Le Smith - 26 étages

    Yeah, I've spent time in HK too. For me, a Wan Chai or Stanley level of density and street life is something greatly to be desired. I love that. Plus Downtown Montreal is totally dead in great swathes, basically because nobody lives there.
  13. 2055 rue Drummond - 24 étages

    A Paris, à NY, meme à San Francisco - La Mecque Nord Américain du NIMBY - c'est tout-à-fait normal qu'on construit à proximité des fenêtres des immeubles adjoints. Tant pis que l'ancien immeuble ait construit jusqu'à la limite du terrain, mettons un recul de 1-2m entre les fenêtres le mur et hop! En ce qui concerne ce projet, on est décu que l'ancien projet de Laliberté est à l'abandon . . .
  14. Le Smith - 26 étages

    I'd love to see the density on this block repeated throughout the city center and even parts of the Plateau, Rosemont, Hochelaga, etc. Hong-treal. So many more people living there would mean/more better restaurants and bars, along with a more energetic ambiance and atmosphere. Still, so much of the center city feels empty, particularly at night, with only the Sainte-Cath strip. The return of 10,000-15,000 full time residence would make a giant change.
  15. 3193 rue Ontario Est

    Normally, I'd say that it's too short - particularly since it replaced a 2 story building and a pretty good little casse-croute. But this is directly facing the church, so it's okay if it's a little shorter.