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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 3:45 AM
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I wonder what the chances are that if this 100 main street proposal is selelcted, finalized, approved by the city, and started construction before Manitoba Hydro is completed.

Be nice the see two major construction sites in the skyline. Maybe 3 if CMHR is built.
probly won't see ground braking on 100 main if the city anouces this one by april till 2010 or so...
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 3:48 AM
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probly won't see ground braking on 100 main if the city anouces this one by april till 2010 or so...
Well maybe I be living in Winnipeg by this time and can see it being built in person more often.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 4:45 AM
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here is the link to the animation, since it hasnt been posted yet....

http://www.corbettcibinel.com/uploads/Tour-small2.mov
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here is the link to the animation, since it hasnt been posted yet....

http://www.corbettcibinel.com/uploads/Tour-small2.mov
I saw it earlier today, but now my browser doesn't recognize the plug-in.

Is this all part of a conspiracy to keep the project on the down-low or am I the only one with this problem?
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 5:35 AM
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We had a small TRUWinnipeg meeting tonight and the other people there commented on HUGE setback from Main St. and would it be possible to move the building closer to Main?
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 5:42 AM
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its pretty clear they dont want to build over the footprint of the fort.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 1:49 PM
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Archaeological work would take forever and cost $$$.
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only just download it......... thats what i did


but then i kinda have to. to watch it......... due to the fact theres no quik time for linux and i gota use a 3rd party program that does not play it in mozila....
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 5:01 PM
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its pretty clear they dont want to build over the footprint of the fort.
But I thought the building is just supposed to replace the current 100 Main St. which is close to the Fort but is south of it.

So this plan then does allow for partial recreation of the Fort and the 30-storey office tower?
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 7:11 PM
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That last one is amazing. A sliver of a view of the sky and overhead wires from the middle lane of some bridge. Sooo, worth preserving! Ridiculous.
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here is the link to the animation, since it hasnt been posted yet....

http://www.corbettcibinel.com/uploads/Tour-small2.mov
I really like it. I think it would be wonderful if it got built. It would be a great addtiion to the skyline as well.
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We had a small TRUWinnipeg meeting tonight and the other people there commented on HUGE setback from Main St. and would it be possible to move the building closer to Main?
Wouldn't there then be a HUGE setback from Fort St.?
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2007, 11:24 PM
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oh andy...its like you want to keep winnipeg the small backwater of your youth....too small to consider rapid transit, human rights would fail, nobody would ever pay to live in a high rise.
It was much less of a backwater before all the tall buildings went up. But yes my views are coloured by nostalgia for the Winnipeg of 1977.

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a tower like this with 15 floors of condo's would have 100-120 units, no more than excelsior on waterfront, place joseph on provencher or sky on waterfront or fairchild lofts on princess...none of which have had problems selling at high prices.
If it's only 15 floors then maybe. I guess if Toronto can support 50 new buildings like that Winnipeg might be able to manage 1.
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only just download it......... thats what i did


but then i kinda have to. to watch it......... due to the fact theres no quik time for linux and i gota use a 3rd party program that does not play it in mozila....
As I mentioned in the 'ubuntu' thread on NewWinnipeg.com, you can use MPlayer to play QuickTime files.
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As I mentioned in the 'ubuntu' thread on NewWinnipeg.com, you can use MPlayer to play QuickTime files.
yes but it does not suport in browser veiw....
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its pretty common to use sketch up...especially in the RFP (or EOI) stage.

i totally understand why it makes sense here....the forks and the high density residential neighbourhood that surrounds it is a good selling feature....it makes more sense to build residential here than near portage and main, with no amenities and no other population.

i have always thought that a glass residential tower would sell like crazy here....there are lots of people in winnipeg who want the amenities of larger cities and would pay for the vancouveresque lifestyle, i think....the view in the animation over the forks to the human right museum is awesome...i also like the view through the towers of portage and main with this tower in the middle anchoring the end of downtown...very cool.

not looking like the typical beige winnipeg communist tower is a good thing.



oh crap ... I am in complete agreement with Trueviking.

I think Winnipeg is way too beige .. bring on some fancy glass buildings!!

I also like the graphic model of the human rights musuem. It gives a clearer idea of what the shape of the building will look like.
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Anyways, the rumour a few months ago was that Great West Life wanted a new signature building for this century so they are (possibly) the main tenant of the new 100 Main St.

Anyone hear anything further? How tall in metres will this be?

And if this is true, what will become of their buildings on Osborne St.?

We can assume that some communications equipment like cellular towers, FM radio transmitters, etc... will be put on top it too. That'll look cool with red lights at night. How about adding that to the 3D render?

It might also help the retail portion of Fort Garry Place, which has been a disappointment since it opened. Now with 1500 more people during the day, maybe it'll make a good mall similar to Winnipeg Square services like office supplies, but without the cruddy poor people.

Re: the set back from Main St. Could it be why they want it like that so they could have it landscaped similar to what GWL has at their present location?

That squared section on the west side of the building... is that for parking? I counted about 10 levels. Yikes! Maybe downsize the amount of parking to 1/2 (5 levels) or 1/3 (3 or 4 levels). I know the Osborne St. location has very little parking, but if we're to raise the profile of Transit in our city, we can't be building such massive infrastructure for the cars... I can't imagine close to 1,500 cars going to GWL and added to X amount going to the new Manitoba Hydro tower.... traffic would really be a mess.

Calling rapid transit, calling rapid transit, please come in... can you hear me now?
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I have also heard that Domo Gas has been looking for a new office for there HQ. I am not sure if they would be big enough to be a lead tenant of a large building, but could definatley be a secondary tenant.
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Is this the new 100 Main bldg? What are the stats, looks pretty tall.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 3:52 AM
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Just out of curiosity, without trying to derail the thread, where is Domo currently HQ'd?

I'd be very pleased if GWL was looking for a new signature building, but wouldn't an assurance company in a perfect world want everything on only a few floors. ...It seems counter-productive to disperse the employees amongst many. Then again, they are in 2 locations currently, but I have no idea how things are admined, so can't comment with any breadth of knowledge.

Please, oh please, let us build this large building.
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