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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 4:45 PM
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Here i was having fun. Areas that i would like to see something different. I'm tired of the Portage and Main Cluster. I think it would look good to shift the focus a bit. Yes i know, i am terrible at making renderings (i was struggling through paint)
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Here i was having fun. Areas that i would like to see something different. I'm tired of the Portage and Main Cluster. I think it would look good to shift the focus a bit. Yes i know, i am terrible at making renderings (i was struggling through paint)

Nice job Biff, I agree about the cluster, almost all even height it would have been nice to see some staggering.
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Here i was having fun. Areas that i would like to see something different. I'm tired of the Portage and Main Cluster. I think it would look good to shift the focus a bit. Yes i know, i am terrible at making renderings (i was struggling through paint)

thats a great render there Biff!

What were your ideas for those buildings?
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2010, 2:14 PM
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i think he ploped something on one of the graham lots oo
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I was kinda thinking to myself where these buildings are situated myself.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2010, 8:01 PM
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I was kinda thinking to myself where these buildings are situated myself.
...first off, i'm not very good at doing renders, and there is no scientific placement of these but my thoughts were:

from left to right -

- a 25ish storey mixed use on the lot in Graham across from City Place (i know it is too far east)

- a 20 to 25 storey residential on Graham on one of the lots across from the post office

- a 45ish storey mixed use on Graham and York across from the Cargill Building (this one would be in the 600 ft range)

- a 20ish storey hotel on the pad of the Commodity Exchange tower

as you can tell i absolutely hate that stretch of empty parking lots on Graham. I believe Graham's lack of density really hinders the cohesiveness of downtown.I think if we could densify Graham it would help downtown immensely......oh and all of my buildings would have some sort of peaked or spired roof. I hate the flatness of downtown.

I would have added more but i ran out of time, and any more would probably make it more unbelievable.

I would really like some more visual variety and peaks in Winnipeg's downtown.
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you forgot the cmhr and the one along assiniboin and one in the village lol
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...first off, i'm not very good at doing renders, and there is no scientific placement of these but my thoughts were:

from left to right -

- a 25ish storey mixed use on the lot in Graham across from City Place (i know it is too far east)

- a 20 to 25 storey residential on Graham on one of the lots across from the post office

- a 45ish storey mixed use on Graham and York across from the Cargill Building (this one would be in the 600 ft range)

- a 20ish storey hotel on the pad of the Commodity Exchange tower

as you can tell i absolutely hate that stretch of empty parking lots on Graham. I believe Graham's lack of density really hinders the cohesiveness of downtown.I think if we could densify Graham it would help downtown immensely......oh and all of my buildings would have some sort of peaked or spired roof. I hate the flatness of downtown.

I would have added more but i ran out of time, and any more would probably make it more unbelievable.

I would really like some more visual variety and peaks in Winnipeg's downtown.

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great image biff...where is the photo taken from?

there is some new pressure to develop an empty lot or two on graham....
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Good because they are horrible. Graham Ave could be exciting, packed with people.
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great image biff...where is the photo taken from?

there is some new pressure to develop an empty lot or two on graham....

sshhhhhhh, i don't know where that picture is from, i just had it on my computer and thought i would use it to have my little fun with. I know it is against the rules without posting the original source. Hopefully someone on here took it and can claim it.

I would love to hear something regarding any Graham avenue site that doesn't already include an existing building.
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^I've noticed that photo while browsing panoramio photos in google earth. It was uploaded by the user "worldcoast"

the photo: http://commondatastorage.googleapis....l/12514428.jpg

worldcoast's photos: http://www.panoramio.com/user/1744538
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Thanks squirrel.
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But of course.


While you're at it, why not add a couple of residential towers to the osborne village area?

I would love to see the evergreen tower surface lots disappear, and that corner with the shell station should be prime real estate.
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But of course.


While you're at it, why not add a couple of residential towers to the osborne village area?

I would love to see the evergreen tower surface lots disappear, and that corner with the shell station should be prime real estate.
yeah some more towers in Osbourne would really extend the skyline out.


Thats honestly one of the best skyline pics ive seen of Winnipeg
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...first off, i'm not very good at doing renders, and there is no scientific placement of these but my thoughts were:

from left to right -

- a 25ish storey mixed use on the lot in Graham across from City Place (i know it is too far east)

- a 20 to 25 storey residential on Graham on one of the lots across from the post office

- a 45ish storey mixed use on Graham and York across from the Cargill Building (this one would be in the 600 ft range)

- a 20ish storey hotel on the pad of the Commodity Exchange tower

as you can tell i absolutely hate that stretch of empty parking lots on Graham. I believe Graham's lack of density really hinders the cohesiveness of downtown.I think if we could densify Graham it would help downtown immensely......oh and all of my buildings would have some sort of peaked or spired roof. I hate the flatness of downtown.

I would have added more but i ran out of time, and any more would probably make it more unbelievable.

I would really like some more visual variety and peaks in Winnipeg's downtown.
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Biff I couldn't help but read this post and realize that with the NHL (very likely) coming, your dream (but not quite your vision) of Graham getting filled will come to fruition.

Any perhaps more realistic alternations to this plan? What you have is a major future thing...but say within the next decade. Surely we'll see a new parkade, perhaps() some new pubs & restaurants...

dunno what the status is on that Boyd building thing currently
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Found this old thread. Bumped

Biff I couldn't help but read this post and realize that with the NHL (very likely) coming, your dream (but not quite your vision) of Graham getting filled will come to fruition.

Any perhaps more realistic alternations to this plan? What you have is a major future thing...but say within the next decade. Surely we'll see a new parkade, perhaps() some new pubs & restaurants...

dunno what the status is on that Boyd building thing currently
I'm hoping there is a good plan for the CityPlace surface parking lot. I like the idea of a public space surrounded by, hopefully a hi-rise of some sort and commercial space fronting Graham with a parkade behind.
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I'm a Grade 12 student with an Art class. I'm working on drawing some sketches for the parking lots near the Forks, along with an LRT station. I'll upload in about a week or two if anyones interested
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Would be very neat to see man
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aighty haha. too bad i cant bring the materials home and work on them here
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