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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 11:16 PM
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HALIFAX - United Gulf / Texpark towers

United Gulf Developments - condo/hotel towers

Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects (Toronto)
Height: about 85 metres
Floors: 27
Size: 700,000 sq. feet (250 residential units)
Cost: $150 million CAD
Status: Approved
Website: http://www.unitedgulf.ca/
Description: Two towers (one hotel, one condo) to be built on the former site of a 50s-era parking structure. The building will have street-level retail, as well as offices and conference space in the four-storey base. Various other features are also planned, such as streetscape beautification and a rooftop green space between the two towers. Groups such as the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia say the building isn't "in keeping" with the surrounding buildings (which include the un-historic rears of two registered heritage buildings), and therefore shouldn't be built () but it's likely it'll go through fine anyway. Construction should start sometime later in the decade!
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Skyline render with towers:

Hollis Street view, note the recessed corner on the intersection to the right:

Granville Street view:

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 11:25 PM
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aww yess this building i sure hope it survives the "idiotic appeal by various heritage groups to the NS Utility and Review Board."
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 11:29 PM
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aww yess this building i sure hope it survives the "idiotic appeal by various heritage groups to the NS Utility and Review Board."
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2006, 1:18 AM
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Oi, that's a fine piece of design.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2006, 1:56 AM
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Cool! I hope it goes through. Although I support such protectionist and preservation groups most of the time, Halifax needs another tall one. (I love the city, would move there in a second), and since this building will be built on top of a parking lot or non important existing building, let it rise, baby!!!!!!! This would be an awesome addition to the Halifax skyline.
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I sooooooooooo want to see this building built! It would bring such quality to Halifax, something the city really hasnt seen in a very long time.
     
     
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That isn't just good for Halifax, it's good Period! Great design, and congratulations on them for getting it built (hopefully that group won't get in their way too much.)
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congrats hali....small, simple, nice.
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Love the design! hope it comes to fruition.
     
     
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Fantastic. What a great skyline addition.
     
     
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Hope it goes through as is.
     
     
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I really like it.
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I think it looks kind of fugly....
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Article in yesterday's paper:
     
     
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Martime Canada and Halifax can`t reject it when developers want to get up that kind of major league building!

Heritage nymbies don`t understand economic fact and Halifax development!
     
     
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The Utility and Review board appeal decision for this tower has been rescheduled until February 2007...

     
     
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PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!! lets keep our fingers crossed
     
     
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Notice of Public Hearing

The appeal by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia et al. (United Gulf twin tower proposal on the Texpark site) - commences February 5, 2007, with public hearings at the NSURB offices!
  • When? - Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 6:30 pm.
  • Where? - Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, Summit Place (Daily News building), Suite 300. 1601 Lower Water Street, Halifax. Just down the street from the proposed site.
  • YOU MUST WRITE TO THE BOARD IN ADVANCE to speak at the public hearing!
  • Written requests to speak at the hearing will be accepted no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2007.
  • Letters to the NSURB will be accepted no later than Friday, January 26, 2007.
  • If you cannot go to the public hearing, the board accepts written submissions!

More information:
http://www.nsuarb.ca/noticesOfHearin...earing_000.pdf

Contact information:
Email: uarb.board@gov.ns.ca
Phone: (902) 424-4448
Fax: (902) 424-3919



Make your opinion known! If you can't speak, write them a letter before January 26!


     
     
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