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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 7:18 PM
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I wish at the very least, the government could pay for a complete exterior cleaning of the black sh!t on the exterior of Sturdy Stone. That building needs a serious refresh!!!
I think the beauty of the brutalist style is to show age and wear. It adds character to the materials and shows the way in which the environment interacts with the structure.

Look up the work of Arthur Erickson and Carlos Scarpa and see how their works are beautified by weathering.

Note: The sturdy stone isn't the most beautiful example of brutalist architecture. The most interesting parts of the building are the underside of the parkade looking up from ground level and the entrances into the lobby space.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:41 PM
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Maybe it has been up for a while, but I just saw a board with rendering of new building for the old Red Cross building on 4th and 20th. Maybe someone has more info or link to building. I assume it is "new" but maybe it could also be reno.
Yes they been trying to get something going there for a few years

https://www.collierscanada.com/en-CA...ada/CAN2001891
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:59 PM
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Yes they been trying to get something going there for a few years

https://www.collierscanada.com/en-CA...ada/CAN2001891
The Colliers link takes you to a video of a proposed building for the parking lot kitty corner to the old Red Cross Building. Though, according to Google street view, Colliers does have a sold sign on the Red Cross building property.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 10:05 PM
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Yes...there is also a sign/board up with a rendering of an updated building on the Red Cross site. I have not seen that before (although the sold sign had been up for some time now)
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 12:48 AM
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There's an excavator and backhoe set up and digging in the back lane behind the YWCA north of 25th St. A pile of blue pipe sits beside the hole. Underground utility work relating to Baydo's rumoured project on the parking lot at 25th St and 5th Ave perhaps?
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 1:56 AM
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The signage for the Red Cross building must be new! I get my cuts at High Noon right across from it and no one there has known anything.

That’s so exciting that Baydo may actually be building something. I know it’s extremely ugly, but our downtown needs any sort of builds to remove more parking lots - there are way too many parking lots.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 4:20 AM
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Yes...there is also a sign/board up with a rendering of an updated building on the Red Cross site. I have not seen that before (although the sold sign had been up for some time now)
Wait, is this project finally happening after going nowhere for years?
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2019, 1:01 AM
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Despite people's objections to the new Traffic Bridge just being a replica, I think it's going to look fantastic when combined with a complete River Landing. It helps make the area look far more scenic.
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Despite people's objections to the new Traffic Bridge just being a replica, I think it's going to look fantastic when combined with a complete River Landing. It helps make the area look far more scenic.
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the sign posted on 4th Ave. and 20th.St., at the old red cross building
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Re. 4th & 20th: OMG looks like it is collapsing like in those building demo videos. Not a fan.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2019, 2:52 PM
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Lol it looks like a parkade with glass.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2019, 3:09 PM
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Hopefully there will be reason soon enough to start a thread dedicated to a new central downtown public library. Saskatoon approved the loan request (less the contingency fund). This should still be more then enough money to build, if not an iconic library, at least a pretty special one! And at only $5 per year for taxpayers, I agree with one councilors assessment that this is a very good investment.

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/loca...ouncil-support

Didn't hear anything about the Downtown BID's special request to have convention centre considered in budget deliberations. Hope that and the arena gets rolling too. Can you imagine if we had library, arena and convention centre all on the go at once!!
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2019, 7:03 PM
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Happy that the library project is moving forward. Looking forward to confirmation of the location and the design process getting underway.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2019, 8:18 PM
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This looks like utter shit. Downtown density is good but not at any cost.

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