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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 5:58 PM
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It’s still kind of a dumb question to ask. How vandal-proof is anything? How vandal-proof are you?
not really.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 7:21 PM
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It’s still kind of a dumb question to ask. How vandal-proof is anything? How vandal-proof are you?
I can virtually guarantee you that when this was proposed, one of the first questions asked would have been something with respect to how the design kept people out.

Thats not some dig at Winnipeg, it's just the reality today.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 7:35 PM
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I can virtually guarantee you that when this was proposed, one of the first questions asked would have been something with respect to how the design kept people out.

Thats not some dig at Winnipeg, it's just the reality today.
That makes sense. It’d be a bit uncool if the monument becomes a shelter which is not its intended purpose.
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It's made of steel and if they were smart those windows are made of Lexan. If that's the case, no one's getting in.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 11:44 PM
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I can virtually guarantee you that when this was proposed, one of the first questions asked would have been something with respect to how the design kept people out.

Thats not some dig at Winnipeg, it's just the reality today.
Nonsense. All public art is subject to vandalism and short of not having it, or building 10 foot walls around it, you can’t protect it if someone wants to vandalize it. If you can provide evidence of some special study done about susceptibility to vandalism of this particular piece of art compared to other cases I’d love to see it. Anyway, in the interests of staying positive, I like it and I predict a lot of people will be getting photos of themselves tipping the car over.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2019, 2:00 AM
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This is public art with "windows", and presumably an enclosed space within.

Of course they would be concerned with vandalism. They would be pretty naive not to be.

I think some of you are just being a tad over sensitive.
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Construction Cranes

Does anyone know how many tower construction cranes are up in the downtown area? I count five: Art District at UW, Inuit Art Centre, Sutton Place x 2, and 300 Main. I am probably missing a few (but can't confirm as I am not there). It certainly seems like an unprecedented number and pretty exciting to see.
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Does anyone know how many tower construction cranes are up in the downtown area? I count five: Art District at UW, Inuit Art Centre, Sutton Place x 2, and 300 Main. I am probably missing a few (but can't confirm as I am not there). It certainly seems like an unprecedented number and pretty exciting to see.
That’s correct for tower cranes, there are smaller cranes up for RRC innovation centre, the tower on Stradbrook and I think the James ave pump house has a crane.
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Committee expected to approve removal of 'pedestrian arcade' at Portage and Main
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The arcade sits between the street and a piece of prime commercial real estate, a roughly 5,000-square-foot unit that occupies the ground floor of 201 Portage. That unit has never been leased during the building’s nearly three-decade history.

"It’s been unleasable because the arcade is in front of it," said Hill Blaisdell.

"(For) the first time in 30 years, we actually have an interested tenant. But of course, the tenant is more interested, obviously, if it has windows to the street."

Winnipeg city planners have recommended approval of the plan to amend the development agreement and do away with the arcade. If the property and development committee votes in favour today, Hill Blaisdell said, the plan is to build a curtain wall on the outside of the arcade and incorporate the space into the unleased ground-floor unit.

"We think that incorporating the arcade into our larger building structure will actually meet the objectives of the original development agreement, because it will put safety and security and eyes on the street, and it will have visibility of people inside and out, which today doesn’t exist," she said.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2019, 12:39 PM
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really? in the winter when ur trying to get from main st to portage ave to catch a bus... it makes a hug diff to get outa the wind through it
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I walk around that corner to catch my bus in winter and never go through the arcade. It's extra work to go out of your way in and out of it, and there's often windrifts at the entrances. It "protects" like 30 ft of walking – get it outta here!
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Nonsense. All public art is subject to vandalism and short of not having it, or building 10 foot walls around it, you can’t protect it if someone wants to vandalize it.
A prime example of that is the statue of David in Florence. It was vandalized and has people's initials carved into it before it was moved to its more secure current location.

In terms of the 1919 strike monument I think it is reasonable to be asking if there is a budget and plan for annual upkeep and maintenance. Being outdoors in Winnipeg it will suffer from the elements even if vandalism does not happen.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BzHUaFzp...=1bedxuqe4lnpy

Anyone knows what this building is? It looks beautifu.
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Anyone knows what this building is? It looks beautifu.
It's at 160 Niakwa Road... I believe it was built by the same people that built Fort Garry Place
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2019, 3:01 AM
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"The Castle on the Seine" - 160 Niakwa Rd. Shorter but similar is 1830 Addis Avenue W in West St Paul, and of course Fort Garry Place.

Edit: Beat to it!
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It's at 160 Niakwa Road... I believe it was built by the same people that built Fort Garry Place
Another of Martin Bergen’s beauties in all the tackiness of Disney’s Epcot faux Euro gauche!
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I absolutely love that building.
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Some exterior construction work being done to the HSC Rehab. bldg. (810 Sherbrook St.). A reclad or paint job?
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really? in the winter when ur trying to get from main st to portage ave to catch a bus... it makes a hug diff to get outa the wind through it
Well, that doesn't help the landowner nor tenant...
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