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orages lointains

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    pas grand chose à raconter
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    montreal/san francisco
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  1. They're driving piles? Excavation is actually going ahead? I'm very surprised!
  2. ^ Looking great, though I wish they had kept the initial unpainted plan, with the brutalist-ish look to it.
  3. Vrai nom: David Age: 36 ans Ville: Montréal Nationalité: Né à Montréal Langues: Anglais, français Occupation: Avocat Comment j'ai connu mtlurb: I followed a skyscraperpage or skyscraper city link back in 2005 and never looked back. I've lost two other accounts because I couldn't remember the password. Gratte-ciel Montréalais préféré: L'édifice Aldred Autres intérêts: Buenos Aires, importation, transport maritime
  4. 5-7 stories taller, eliminate the setback on Bleury Street, and improve the materials. Otherwise: great, built it!
  5. Not great architecture, but great density, exactly what's needed!
  6. ^ I'm not so sure it's condos as a class that are losing favor. What I've read suggests that interest in small condos is dropping more than anything, and that interest in larger ones is steady.
  7. With so many crappy pre-fab towers, I like that we're now entering a "glam" phase of towers in Montreal. This tower, Maestria, Broc's new tower down on Saint Jacques, Humanité, and a few smaller ones proposed. It's a shame we didn't get the Laliberté's Alcan tower.
  8. Style architectural entre Toronto et l'Union Soviétique.
  9. The population in this area has been creeping up little by little, with a few hundred units coming online each year for the past 10 years. Pretty neat.
  10. Do we have sales numbers on these?
  11. This looks to be a wonderful design, and an excellent project. This developer, Groupe Jesta, is a very legitimate player, and has a great pedigree in top quality hospitality properties. On the question of beauty, I'd add too that the streetscape in Montreal is atrocious. Our three 'ceremonial' streets - Sherbrooke, Sainte Catherine, and Rene-Levesque - look like they belong in Beruit or Aleppo. No trees, narrow and bombed out sidewalks of the least aesthetic concrete, lighting fixtures like off a military base, just no care or charm. A black eye for Montreal that, somehow, very few
  12. I've been waiting my whole life for this ugly plot to be built out. Only 65 meters, the same height at the Ogilvy/Four Seasons hotel building? Great! Just do it right.
  13. Wow, the Saint Laurent side facade really is very unimpressive.
  14. Developer realized that it was too expensive to continue with the preserved facade part of the plan as proposed, decided on the classic Montreal solution of arson in order to expedite approval of a design change.
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