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Old Posted Apr 26, 2014, 11:56 PM
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Interesting that they think it'll be completely done by 2021. Would have thought they'd be in a rush to complete it.
They don't have the money yet for it.
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Interesting that they think it'll be completely done by 2021. Would have thought they'd be in a rush to complete it.

The article mentions possible lengthening the runways? Does anyone know the benefits? What is currently difficult/impossible to do with our current runways?
There are future plans to lengthen Runway 13-31 from 7901' to 9100' towards the northwest for the threshold of Runway 13. (GTH-related.)

The primary benefit of lengthening runways is provide more accommodating V1 speeds during the take-off roll. (Though landing distances are not as critical as are take-off distances.)

There aren't many things that YQR's runways can't handle. (Except Airbus A380s and the Antonov 225.) All other a/c types are still game though.

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They don't have the money yet for it.
They'll have it completed by 2021.
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This was mentioned about the new owner in the article about the sale of the Pats:

Marquart is the president of Regina-based Royalty Developments, which is involved in a variety of major projects — including the 16-storey Brandt Place office building, which is to be located on Rose Street. Royalty Developments also owns Regina’s Wingate by Wyndham hotel.

http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/hoc...097/story.html
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This tower is most likely going ahead sooner than you expect
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2014, 7:14 PM
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This tower is most likely going ahead sooner than you expect
Do you have a source to support this, or just your optimism and hopes?
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2014, 8:42 PM
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Do you have a source to support this, or just your optimism and hopes?
Agreed. Sometimes this forum is all talk and optimism based on no actual facts. While we'd all love for this tower to be built it seems like it's been going nowhere fast.

Having said that, Brandt endorsing it for naming rights was a pleasant surprise, but even that was a few months ago already. Would love to know (in fact) where this project is at.
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2014, 9:01 PM
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Agreed. Sometimes this forum is all talk and optimism based on no actual facts. While we'd all love for this tower to be built it seems like it's been going nowhere fast.

Having said that, Brandt endorsing it for naming rights was a pleasant surprise, but even that was a few months ago already. Would love to know (in fact) where this project is at.
He has no source. I am willing to bed that.

Having said that from what I have heard is that a lot of it hinges on the SGI proposal. If SGI picks their proposal, Brandt will pick up the rest of the room with their downtown offices and will move a lot of the admin staff into that office leaving the other buildings to focus on sales, supply and such. I think the Pats and the naming to Brandt place are signs of the relationship that the Semples and Marquart have.

If SGI picks a different company, there will be an attempt to get another anchor and if one can't be found the proposal will likely change. I am confident something will be built on that site but what and when are two questions that can't be answered until SGI makes their decision.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2014, 3:26 PM
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There are future plans to lengthen Runway 13-31 from 7901' to 9100' towards the northwest for the threshold of Runway 13. (GTH-related.)

The primary benefit of lengthening runways is provide more accommodating V1 speeds during the take-off roll. (Though landing distances are not as critical as are take-off distances.)

There aren't many things that YQR's runways can't handle. (Except Airbus A380s and the Antonov 225.) All other a/c types are still game though.
Would be nice if they ran a taxi-way down the length of Runway 26-08 so that it would be more functional when winds are up. Or at least from the midpoint taxiway to the west of 08.

Also to handle the larger aircraft. Not only would the length need to be upgraded, but the width as well. Not to mention the cross-section for weight bearing capacity. Those new big boys are 1,000,000+ MTOW, not that I would expect one in the near future. Even emergency landings tend to be at YEG and YYC.

Also would we include the new 747-800 as a non-acceptable? Or is it close enough to the 747-400 in weight distribution as to be similar to Air Canada's 747s of old?
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Would be nice if they ran a taxi-way down the length of Runway 26-08 so that it would be more functional when winds are up. Or at least from the midpoint taxiway to the west of 08.

Also to handle the larger aircraft. Not only would the length need to be upgraded, but the width as well. Not to mention the cross-section for weight bearing capacity. Those new big boys are 1,000,000+ MTOW, not that I would expect one in the near future. Even emergency landings tend to be at YEG and YYC.

Also would we include the new 747-800 as a non-acceptable? Or is it close enough to the 747-400 in weight distribution as to be similar to Air Canada's 747s of old?
Yes, I agree with you about a taxiway to be built from the threshold of Runway 08 to Taxiway "Papa." (For when Runway 08-26 are the only choices - due to varying circumstances.)

The length of Runway 13-31 is suitable for 747-type aircraft. On the other hand, it is still desirable to have longer runways for regular wide-body service. During the early '70s, Runway 12-30 (at that time) was 6900' in length when L-1011s and DC-8-61s frequented our airport. 13-31 was lengthened to 7901' in 1974.

I reckon that the 747-800 would still be ok for YQR. During the '80s and '90s, YQR had visiting 747-100/200/400-type aircraft on occasion. The last 747-400, to my knowledge, dropped by during April of '96. (Air China.)

Yes, the width is of concern as well. Officially, now, YQR's runways are 150' wide. (Even though the pavement is still 200' wide.) In 1992, the runways were officially narrowed to 150'. (From 200' - for runway light spacing.) YXE's saw the same fate during '09.

The 747's outer engines would still hang over pavement here - no matter what; however, the '380/'225's outer engines would be in danger of ingesting grass/debris at YQR/YXE. (+ the weight issue.)
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Snapped a few pics today:

Downtown Anglican Church, expansion looks like it is almost finished. They've used copper flashing around the big windows, looks good. Too bad about the stucco, matching brown brick would have looked better but its a church with likely limited budget. Overall it looks pretty good.





Legion renovation, they are still working on the parkade, hopefully the restoration of the original building starts soon. Looks like they are building a second entrance, see the left side of the building, currently there is a gap between the legion and the RM Sherwood building, but in the render looks like a new entrance is added.



Twenty10 restaurant in Tower 3, as long as they don't artificially lower the ceiling, this place will have wicked high ceilings which would be great.

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I am pretty disappointed in the St. Paul's addition. They tried to paid homage to the original, Regina's oldest church, but it is not even close to the original.

I think the south end of the legion is an underground parking ramp. It does not look like the render.

All those glass panels at Twenty10 open up to the Lobby of Tower III allowing the restaurant to spill out into the considerable lobby space. I will be very nice.
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Winnipeg's tallest office tower purchased by Regina firms:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...irms-1.2624743
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Winnipeg's tallest office tower purchased by Regina firms:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...irms-1.2624743
Good news, experienced developers too. They will likely build something on the empty lot north of the current tower. Who knows? Might end up taller than the current portage and main buildings. Wouldn't that be something?
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I am pretty disappointed in the St. Paul's addition. They tried to paid homage to the original, Regina's oldest church, but it is not even close to the original.

I think the south end of the legion is an underground parking ramp. It does not look like the render.

All those glass panels at Twenty10 open up to the Lobby of Tower III allowing the restaurant to spill out into the considerable lobby space. I will be very nice.
Were the original windows stain glass? Haven't seen photos of the original before the rebuild.
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Legislature tower crane will be erected on May 10th.
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Thanks for all the crane updates SkyDive. So we now have 2 tower cranes at the U, one at the RCMP and one in Harbour Landing. Soon to have one at Ag Place, 4 at stadium and one a legislature.

Some of the current ones are coming down. What will be the max?
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Thanks for all the crane updates SkyDive. So we now have 2 tower cranes at the U, one at the RCMP and one in Harbour Landing. Soon to have one at Ag Place, 4 at stadium and one a legislature.

Some of the current ones are coming down. What will be the max?
I'd say six of 'em at any given moment for the next three years.
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Thanks for all the crane updates SkyDive. So we now have 2 tower cranes at the U, one at the RCMP and one in Harbour Landing. Soon to have one at Ag Place, 4 at stadium and one a legislature.
What's this based off of?
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What's this based off of?
My friend knows what he is talking about.

The cranes would most likely be the type which are on rails as well.
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Good news, experienced developers too. They will likely build something on the empty lot north of the current tower. Who knows? Might end up taller than the current portage and main buildings. Wouldn't that be something?
The sale will also free up a lot of cash and room in the portfolio for the Aspers. I personally wouldn't be surprised if they build something atleast as impressive as 201 Portage... an upgrade.
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