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atbw Feb 19, 2021 10:23 PM

Drove past today and a sheet of the decorative metal cladding was being installed.

Saul Goode Feb 20, 2021 3:46 PM

I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.

Haliburger Feb 21, 2021 1:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Saul Goode (Post 9196237)
I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.

I agree with you! Mind you, I haven’t been around to the harbour side but in general it looks like a monolith that was dropped in the wrong spot or maybe the wrong city.

DavefromSt.Vital Mar 6, 2021 7:45 AM

MUIR, an Autograph Collection hotel from Marriott currently set to open in July:

https://muirhotel.com/

someone123 Mar 6, 2021 10:39 PM

Peace by Chocolate opened up in Queen's Marque too:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Evucp2dX...jpg&name=large
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Keith P. Mar 6, 2021 10:47 PM

Looks like Mayor Mike bellying up to the chocolate bar.

someone123 Mar 8, 2021 3:41 AM

Shots of the Muntz metal detail:

https://i.imgur.com/VFRhCaX.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/N7coKiy.jpg
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SouthPawLaw Mar 15, 2021 5:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saul Goode (Post 9196237)
I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.

I am with you in that camp. It just feels out of place, and out of scale. I took a little jaunt around it when last in the city, and it just felt like it would have fit better next to Alderney landing. But that would mean the Dartmouth waterfront would get something new and cultural, and Halifax can't have that.

someone123 Mar 15, 2021 6:13 PM

I have not seen this in person but one aspect of new developments I find interesting is how quickly and frequently they get introduced into photography. Queen's Marque was immediately popular. This can't be said for all new developments. I think it will be explored and photographed a lot more when fully open.

Hali902 Mar 16, 2021 11:05 PM

I think the QM will fit much more into place when some of the emptier sites downtown are filled. It'll likely match the scale of the new art gallery and then anchor the various redevelopments/builds planned for George Street. Once completed and pedestrian traffic can move through the middle on the boardwalk I'm sure it'll feel more fitting.

I am curious to know how those muntz metal details will impact the lighting on the interior office spaces, though I'm sure it'll certainly mitigate the greenhouse effect.

mleblanc Mar 17, 2021 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Hali902 (Post 9220095)
I think the QM will fit much more into place when some of the emptier sites downtown are filled. It'll likely match the scale of the new art gallery and then anchor the various redevelopments/builds planned for George Street. Once completed and pedestrian traffic can move through the middle on the boardwalk I'm sure it'll feel more fitting.

I am curious to know how those muntz metal details will impact the lighting on the interior office spaces, though I'm sure it'll certainly mitigate the greenhouse effect.

I walked by today actually and the Muntz looks really nice. This development easily has the best finishes/materials of any in Halifax at the moment. The only complaint on my end is the South side white balconies look cheap and out of place.

I do agree though, it will look a lot better once Cunard and the Art Gallery are finished along the waterfront for a more built-up look.

atbw Mar 17, 2021 1:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mleblanc (Post 9220152)
I walked by today actually and the Muntz looks really nice. This development easily has the best finishes/materials of any in Halifax at the moment. The only complaint on my end is the South side white balconies look cheap and out of place.

I do agree though, it will look a lot better once Cunard and the Art Gallery are finished along the waterfront for a more built-up look.

Those white balconies almost look unfinished, they're glaring.

RoshanMcG Apr 9, 2021 6:26 PM

Some progression pics:

Rendering
http://i.imgur.com/b3C1okfh.jpg

November 2019
http://i.imgur.com/wXOuFN0h.jpg

May 2020
http://i.imgur.com/cKY4Bhfh.jpg

April 2021
http://i.imgur.com/bLIeQMMh.jpg

Jonovision Apr 9, 2021 7:07 PM

I love the texture that those new panels create!
Looks better than that rendering.

Saul Goode Apr 9, 2021 8:22 PM

Sorry, gang, but to me that's still one butt-ugly hideous mess.

Chacun à son goût!

mleblanc Apr 9, 2021 9:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 9243651)
I love the texture that those new panels create!
Looks better than that rendering.

Agreed! The detailing on this site is coming along great. The metal looks really nice.

atbw Apr 12, 2021 7:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 9243651)
I love the texture that those new panels create!
Looks better than that rendering.

Absolutely. There's also a really neat mid-century vibe I get from the rows of windows, and the stone compliments the Dominion building.

Haliguy Apr 13, 2021 1:04 AM

I think this turned out very nice!


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