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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 7:08 PM
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Turned out real nice.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 7:55 PM
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Turned out real nice.
I agree! I am again impressed by how this very contemporary structure feels like it fits in well with the older buildings near by. I've observed this in other new construction as well ( e.g. the new building by the RRC). If Winnipeg continues to be a place where older and modern architectural style mesh so well, it will become quite a beautiful city.
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Awesome building of course.. just questioning the city's selection of yet a third style of decorative streetlights for the streetscaping along Lombard. You have the classic five-bulb lights across the street and throughout the district, then the new style along Lily and now these more ornate bulb covers. *headscratch*
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I think most of the trees planted in the Exchange/Downtown in the last couple years are Russian Olive. Supposed to be very hearty.

Side note TV, the view of RIC & Nutty Club man from Sals is awesome.
Russian Olives are horrible weedy species of trees, much like Siberian/Chinese Elm. I hope this isn't true. I agree with the poster who said more oak and cedar should be planted. We should really try and stick with locally native species.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 9:50 PM
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Awesome building of course.. just questioning the city's selection of yet a third style of decorative streetlights for the streetscaping along Lombard. You have the classic five-bulb lights across the street and throughout the district, then the new style along Lily and now these more ornate bulb covers. *headscratch*
TV would know, are the those lamps on the north side of the building City of Winnipeg or Richardson?
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Russian Olives are horrible weedy species of trees, much like Siberian/Chinese Elm. I hope this isn't true. I agree with the poster who said more oak and cedar should be planted. We should really try and stick with locally native species.
yeah bur oak, eastern white cedar and manitoba maple should be the cities main focus for tree planting now. especially on boulevards.

always nice to see tyndall stone on new buildings. the textured part of it is a great contrast, hopefully more architects take note. I think tyndall incorporates really well with the older buildings in the exchange. more natural materials - less plastic, metal and steel..
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 12:39 AM
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Awesome building of course.. just questioning the city's selection of yet a third style of decorative streetlights for the streetscaping along Lombard. You have the classic five-bulb lights across the street and throughout the district, then the new style along Lily and now these more ornate bulb covers. *headscratch*
The city is horrific at streetscaping consistency, it's depressing. There's clearly no designers or anyone overseeing this on staff. They can't even order the same bike racks consistently.

At least these are all "vintage" style. Graham is seizure-inducing. It's a complete mess. Classic meets 90s transit meets SHED meets the new cheap modular unpainted Garry "upgrades".

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Russian Olives are horrible weedy species of trees, much like Siberian/Chinese Elm. I hope this isn't true. I agree with the poster who said more oak and cedar should be planted. We should really try and stick with locally native species.
I don't know anything about trees but have heard that Russian olive are very hearty and can handle salt better than most others. Someone posted Winnipeg tree report/plan here a year ago maybe.
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TV would know, are the those lamps on the north side of the building City of Winnipeg or Richardson?
The ones on the north side are apparently the new standards for the Exchange District that will be phased in. They are super bright at night.

Check out the ones on the west side. They are the new standard for the rest of downtown. Really beautiful stainless steel LED. They are lower, more pedestrian scale. They also installed them along Garry Street.
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Good to hear there's some sort of standard. Those contemporary ones should be installed all along Broadway proper and Portage ave. between St. Mary Ave. and Sherbrook to lighten the sidewalks pronto!
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Fencing is down so you can walk right up to the building now. I was nervous that the landscaping would make it feel a bit office parkey, but it is good. The area is so harsh, it actually gives some nice breathing room. The corner being all hardscaping helps for sure. I bet the little pocket plaza will be well used. For an introverted building it helps it engage the sidewalk. Wouldn't do it everywhere but it doesn't feel bad. There is still a pretty strong urban edge. It is nice to walk around.









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Looks Awesome! Great job.
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the wood for the soffits has arrived....will add a nice warmth to it....its a red cedar that was sent to the states to be treated to be non-combustible. Wasn't sure what that process was going to do to the look but its nice.

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Congratulations. Looks really good.
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I really like this. No sheet metal in sight !
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Yes. The cedar soffits will take this building to another level. It'll look awesome. Love it.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 2:49 AM
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Why are the new sidewalk lights on Lombard a traditional (Exchange-appropriate) style, but on Westbrook they're modern polished steel? How is the CoW so inept at streetscape design?

[you can't see it in these photos, but they're there when you go by]
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 2:08 PM
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TV specifically answered that earlier on the page:

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The ones on the north side are apparently the new standards for the Exchange District that will be phased in. They are super bright at night.

Check out the ones on the west side. They are the new standard for the rest of downtown. Really beautiful stainless steel LED. They are lower, more pedestrian scale. They also installed them along Garry Street.
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That doesn't answer why they're putting the modern ones in the Exchange, on the same damn corner.
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