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Djentmaster001

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Djentmaster001 last won the day on January 31 2019

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  1. Depressing..... Those commie blocks need major renos (all glass would be better) or to be completely bulldozed. Too much grey/black here.
  2. So a few thoughts about this project 1. Looks fantastic and love the design, although it is pretty massive 2. Holy crap, almost 700,000 sq ft of office space proposed during a pandemic, that sends a message. 3. The fact that a company as massive as the HBC is proposing an office tower shows there is still demand to invest and work in downtown Montreal. A serious company like HBC won't propose a project like this if they don't have any prospected companies lined up to lease space. I also have more faith in them than CF, which outside Deloitte, has a hard time finding companies t
  3. Since this one will have hotel rooms, what are the chances it'll be another Marriott brand? 😛
  4. I have pressed the city to collab with landlords (esp in the Western downtown area) to do this, but it is very expensive. They'll have to repair the concrete and a large wall like that would cost $50K plus. But I think if the government of Quebec steps in and offers tax credits for repairs/adding art, it'll be a great way to revitalise and beautify downtown and it will get more people to come.
  5. Loved how the CSU complained about this building for being "too tall" and disrupt the harmony of the area when it was first proposed. It's a beautiful fit, perfect height for the area and high quality. Can't wait to see the ground level and whatever shops open up.
  6. NYC and SoCal would love to have a word with you.
  7. Yup! this is the ugliest thing going up in the city. Square Children's is just as depressing with the dark grey/black prefab. I've seen this said elsewhere and I agree, that the city should ban developers from using this S**t. Literally modern day commie blocks/buildings going up and is depressing as hell. There's enough grey in the city, time to change it up cause Jesus.... this is disgusting.
  8. Stumbled upon a recent article this morning about Montreal and how it stacks up to other cities in the U.S and Canada. Really shows how diverse the city is and how we compete with larger cities. Really interesting stuff so figured I'd give it a share. Also first post in 2021, so happy new year everyone! https://the514lifeblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/demographics-how-montreal-stacks-up-to-other-cities/
  9. Well Montreal isn't any better to be honest, if it's not blue glass, it's grey prefab cheap concrete. Toronto still does have a somewhat diverse architecture though, particularly with older office towers.
  10. Just an excuse to pull out of an amazing project. It really sucks not only for Toronto but all of Canada, as we could have become a global leader in experimental urban building and policy from this. Hopefully another company (non American) or the city can make their own plan.
  11. Funny enough, I did my own rough estimation on a study last year and got an estimation of $18-$19B for the project. I find it hilarious that people still think the $6B figure (from 2011 mind you) would get you 29 stations that are above and below ground. It's clear that Plante had no plans for this, it was just a gimmick to win the election. I would go with a REM route, more bang for your buck and you can create multiple TOD's in the process, such as in Singapore for example. $17-$24B (and this figure WILL go up) is too much for just one line. You can use that money more efficiently elsewhere
  12. I mean, not a huge loss tbh. The food at St. Hubert is disgusting anyways, so hopefully something light years ahead better will open up in this spot soon.
  13. Not surprising, this admin is clueless, has zero experience and is just a bunch of SJW's who just spend spend spend. This is why people need to vote for people with strong backgrounds in politics, economics and business and not vote for a party cause "they're progressive" or cause "she's a woman". This admin has been such a disaster and the city has gone downhill since they took over. What a pathetic admin they are and I hope they get wiped off for good. They don't deserve anymore chances to govern at all unless they get a good shakeup with competent people with strong backbones.
  14. It may be better than this piece of crap, but it still looks like a project that belongs in Laval or a small city and not our downtown. I'd rather they sell the land to a developer with ambition or just build a park over 600/750 Peel and call it a day.
  15. Ah, nice to see CF cheapening out what was once an amazing project. The office "tower" looks like a taller version of a university campus building, the hotel/residential tower looks like it belongs in a suburb. Such a disappointing project.
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