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eastcoastal Nov 2, 2017 4:05 PM

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Originally Posted by musicman (Post 7964500)
It is a concrete boom. So technically it would be a crane of sorts but it only serves one purpose..

The boxy blue thing... made of wood/panel and painted to match the hoarding.

FuzzyWuz Nov 2, 2017 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eastcoastal (Post 7973782)
Not the beige I-beam-looking thing... the blue boxy thing

Man could you cut the technical lingo a bit? :haha:

musicman Nov 2, 2017 10:22 PM

I have no clue what the "blue boxy thing" is .... Let's call it halifax Art.... About on par with the lighthouses outside trilium....

eastcoastal Nov 3, 2017 2:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musicman (Post 7974365)
I have no clue what the "blue boxy thing" is .... Let's call it halifax Art.... About on par with the lighthouses outside trilium....

LOL - possibly superior to.

pblaauw Nov 4, 2017 6:26 AM

That's probably going to be a billboard with a rendering.

OldDartmouthMark Nov 9, 2017 11:55 AM

From today's Chronicle Herald:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/busines...lock-at-a-time

Quote:

Wallace Quarries helping to build Canada, the Maritimes one block at a time
BILL SPURR

When you provide 10 above-average paying jobs in a community the size of Wallace and you’ve lived there all your life, everyone knows you, even on the days you haven’t sealed the biggest business deal of your career.

So when Tom Flynn, president and owner of Wallace Quarries, arrives for lunch at McMahon’s takeout, he gets interrupted several times before he gets through his club sandwich and lemon meringue pie.

Flynn is the fourth generation of his family to work at the quarry that opened 150 years ago, and he took over ownership from his father. Flynn’s dad re-opened the quarry in the mid-1980s, after a move by builders and architects to cheaper precast concrete put sandstone out of style for two decades. But Tom is the one who negotiated the deal with Armour Group to have sandstone from Wallace clad the Queen’s Marque building now under construction on the Halifax waterfront.

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IanWatson Nov 9, 2017 12:39 PM

Awesome to hear that Wallace sandstone will be on Queen's Marque. Actually, if I recall correctly, I do believe staff wanted to make that a requirement on the site as part of the approvals and the developer pushed back and got their way. Glad to see they're doing it anyways.

JET Nov 9, 2017 5:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmajackson (Post 7636251)
Design Review Committee Report - Queen's Marque

It is recommended that the Design Review Committee:

1. Approve the qualitative elements of the substantive site plan approval application for the mixeduse
development on lands located at 1721-1735 Lower Water Street, Halifax, as contained in
Attachment A, with the conditions that:
a) the southern portion of the Lower Water Street streetwall be articulated with an upper
storey streetwall stepback;
b) all flat rooftops, which are generally inaccessible to the building’s occupants, be
landscaped with roof tolerant vegetation; and
c) the sandstone bar be clad with Wallace sandstone;

2. Approve twelve of the thirteen identified variances to the Land Use By-law requirements, as
contained in Attachment D; the only exception being the variance request for maximum streetwall
height along the southern portion of the Lower Water Street frontage;
3. Accept the findings of the quantitative Wind Impact Assessment, as contained in Attachment E; and

4. Recommend that the Development Officer accept the provision of publicly accessible amenity or
open space, the provision of public art, and the provision of exemplary sustainable building
practices as the post-bonus height public benefit for the development.

It was the first time I had heard of Wallace sandstone.
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/...sh&ex=00000541

Jonovision Nov 9, 2017 5:34 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/...4c125efd_b.jpg20171108_160305 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/...7c95502c_b.jpg20171108_160709 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4549/...f658ee3c_b.jpg20171108_160931 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

Jonovision Dec 2, 2017 8:56 PM

The sea bridge has been taken out for the winter. Also second crane base is in.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4542/...62da2eee_b.jpg20171202_124408 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4534/...e38d8cd7_b.jpg20171202_124302 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4520/...7cf0c40c_b.jpg20171202_124415_HDR by Jonovision23, on Flickr

kph06 Dec 5, 2017 12:58 PM

2nd crane going up now:

https://images.novascotiawebcams.com...cVzBMp8Yly.jpg
NS Webcams

Jonovision Dec 8, 2017 4:33 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/...c6d7d46e_b.jpg20171207_121736_HDR by Jonovision23, on Flickr

Jonovision Dec 12, 2017 4:29 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/...2015cb89_b.jpg20171210_130313 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

someone123 Dec 13, 2017 12:20 AM

If you look at old pictures of the waterfront, or the few intact historical parts today, one nice feature that adds a lot to the unique feel is the relatively fine-grained pattern of buildings and hemmed in open space. Queen's Marque is going to have a large footprint but based on this photo it looks like it'll restore that feel to this area, which was completely destroyed when the land was cleared for parking.

Another aspect of this site is that it ties together two separate relative cohesive chunks of waterfront. The whole of the Prince Street axis will be filled in too, aside from one little parking lot by Market Steet. It'll be a big change from a few years ago when it felt like you couldn't go more than a couple of blocks without running into a big parking lot downtown.

Jonovision Dec 29, 2017 4:53 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4692/...3d75bf7e_b.jpg20171228_125944 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/...c3936a2c_b.jpg20171228_130123 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

OldDartmouthMark Jan 5, 2018 10:29 PM

Video of water pouring into the Queen's Marque construction site due to last night's storm surge at the link:

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/949077672583364608

Jonovision Jan 12, 2018 4:16 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4674/...6e1c7540_b.jpg20180110_124355 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/...0b8009b3_b.jpg20180110_154932 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

Jonovision Jan 19, 2018 4:42 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/...dd480757_b.jpg20180118_163648 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

Jonovision Feb 2, 2018 5:00 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4616/...9fed471f_b.jpg20180201_162542 by Jonovision23, on Flickr

Duff Feb 17, 2018 2:36 AM

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