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    real estate guy
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    montreal, los angeles
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    design, architecture
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    realtor
  1. Le Drummond - 24 étages

    I don't know why everyone seems to hate of the Sheraton... it's a high quality aesthetic that I find has aged well - especially the windows. My guess it the brown colour is a turn-off, but overall, I think it is standing the test of time. That said, I can see it being a tear-down in another 30 years as the available spots to build tall and dense dwindle; in a few more decades, this will not the the highest and best use for the site and its zoning allowance.
  2. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    Hopefully LV are going to build a free-standing store somewhere nearby. As for why there are no windows to the north and south in spite of the little chance of something getting built on either end and it being lot-line walls, well, it's quite simple: it's hotel layout 101. The hallways are running down the middle (north-south) and the rooms are stacked on each side facing outward (east and west) respectively. There is actually no need for windows there. The residences on the uppermost floors are a different story.
  3. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    Did he just not want to sell? Not enough money offered? What is the story with Wanda's?
  4. Tour des Canadiens 2 - 53 étages

    Nice. The hideous backside of Centre Bell getting hidden behind a glass tower.
  5. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    I had high hopes for this merged Ogilvy-Holts store but this decision makes me doubt this rebranding. The bagpiper is one of the great, unique and special things about Ogilvy's - the brand. What's the point of preserving the Ogilvy name then? Might as well just make it a Holt's. I agree: the people in charge of this rebranding clearly have no idea what they're doing. I'm hoping there is such a outcry that they reverse this decision.
  6. Développements commerciaux sur Sainte-Catherine

    I've always though that McGill College should have been designated a luxe shopping atrery - it's the perfect length - but it wasn't developed smartly in my opinion. There should have been retail on all the street level frontages; plus there should have been a hotel. Alternatively, this could have been de Maisonneuve Blvd. But office buildings in Montreal have been designed with little or no retail at street level. Just big lobbies. Now, I think de la Montagne has the potential between Sherbrooke and R-L.
  7. Développements commerciaux sur Sainte-Catherine

    Hopefully, with all these new units (i.e.: residents) coming on line in the downtown core around the Bell Centre and ancillary streets, it will bring a more robust market for retail along Ste Cath.
  8. 1212 Bishop - 9 étages

    Love this project. Looking forward to seeing this one come to life... hopefully it is successful and it inspires other similar projects where we have Victorian town houses (that are worthy of preservation - not all are) still exist in the core.
  9. Le Drummond - 24 étages

    Nice to see the city filling in.
  10. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    So far, I like the way this is looking.
  11. 628 Saint-Jacques - 35 étages

    I do think the overhang on the east side looks strange.
  12. Bleury/De Maisonneuve (Hôtel et appartements)

    Please God, yes. First, the height: much need exactly in this location to break above all its neighbors. Second, it's glassy. Let's hope it stays glassy. 3) for the aforementioned reasons 1 and 2, it will hide the hideous row of buildings starting with Domtar and moving west, it will hide the awful south facade of the Caron Building, and it will take the spotlight away from the heavy, and way too stumpy Louis-Boheme.
  13. Tour Quartier des spectacles (Spectrum) - 14, 33 étages

    It's completely different. Also looks to be a couple of floors shorter. What does that mean for the tower -phase II - design?
  14. Air Canada announces YUL-DUB

    I'm hoping for MAD or MXP.
  15. Le Roccabella - 40, 40 étages

    Originally, the base of Rocca 2 wasn't supposed to be elongated as it is… now, it is pretty small.