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Colin May May 24, 2017 7:26 PM

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Originally Posted by OldDartmouthMark (Post 7813568)
One would think that the design proposal would have been signed off by all regulating authorities before $800,000 was allowed to be spent on it.

At this point the main risks would be a design flaw (engineer's responsibility), an improper installation (inspector's/contractor's responsibility), improper management during severe conditions (city's responsibility), or unforeseen circumstances - which would depend on the nature of the circumstances and how they are reacted to.

I'm thinking that an alternate route should be provided, even if that route only includes temporary sidewalk access protected by concrete barriers or a couple of priority crosswalks on Lower Water that provide access to the sidewalk by the Dominion Public Bldg - it would make a mess of traffic, but so be it - that's the price of construction. Right now it's a mess for pedestrians having to basically detour to Bedford Row.

The road train will help, but I don't think it will have the capacity to really make a difference volume-wise. It should be a good thing for those with mobility challenges, though.

Excellent points. It would be nice if a reporter actually sat down with WDC and asked detailed questions.....live in hope.
After completion the Ocean Ranger drilled off Alaska and then sat idle for over 1 year. It was then moved to the Grand Banks where the Newfoundland government insisted the owners ODECO employ as many Newfoundlanders as possible. During the inquiry I read all the inspection reports by Canadian agencies, the first inspection report was a harbinger of things to come and successive reports indicated continuing problems. The weather conditions on the Grand banks in winter are a lot more severe than offshore Alaska. Add in the politics of the offshore at the time and you can understand why nobody said 'Wait a minute, there are issues that need to be dealt with before we go any further '.
Never assume other people have fulfilled their responsibilities.
Check, double check and check again.

Jonovision May 24, 2017 10:05 PM

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OldDartmouthMark May 24, 2017 10:29 PM

Here's one I took looking back from the Cable Wharf:

http://i.imgur.com/MJOHQBO.jpg?1

someone123 May 25, 2017 12:28 AM

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Dmajackson Jun 6, 2017 4:59 PM

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Halifax Developments Blog (Photo by David Jackson)

IanWatson Jun 12, 2017 12:38 PM

This weekend I was happy to see what appear to be segments of the floating dock tied up on the waterfront.

At the same time, I also saw a ton of people hit the construction fence and basically say, "Oh, I guess the rest of the waterfront is closed" and turn around and go back the way they came. This dock cannot come fast enough.

As an aside, how does Stubborn Goat still not have their beer garden open???

Ziobrop Jun 12, 2017 5:03 PM

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Originally Posted by IanWatson (Post 7831789)
This weekend I was happy to see what appear to be segments of the floating dock tied up on the waterfront.

At the same time, I also saw a ton of people hit the construction fence and basically say, "Oh, I guess the rest of the waterfront is closed" and turn around and go back the way they came. This dock cannot come fast enough.

As an aside, how does Stubborn Goat still not have their beer garden open???

how is none of that open? its mid-fucking-june. i would have given them may, but this is ridiculous - also it doesn't look a whole lot different then it did in may.. WDC hired the Moes evidently..

musicman Jun 12, 2017 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Ziobrop (Post 7832095)
how is none of that open? its mid-fucking-june. i would have given them may, but this is ridiculous - also it doesn't look a whole lot different then it did in may.. WDC hired the Moes evidently..

The Stuborn Goat thing is amazing. What the hell is wrong with them...?

Dmajackson Jun 12, 2017 8:52 PM

Regional Council will be approving the bonus zoning agreement for Queen's Marque tomorrow night.

Case 20848 Bonus Zoning Agreement

OldDartmouthMark Jun 12, 2017 9:14 PM

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Originally Posted by musicman (Post 7832338)
The Stuborn Goat thing is amazing. What the hell is wrong with them...?

Uhh, I think he's saying that they should have been opened by now to coincide with the nice weather, since it's June.

So, therefore, everybody agrees that the Stubborn Goat beer thing is good. :cheers:

RoshanMcG Jun 13, 2017 12:01 AM

The city is adding public bathrooms to the new area where the food stands are, behind the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden, and they are not allowed to open without those. Should be open next week or so.

Keith P. Jun 13, 2017 10:59 AM

Meanwhile this link to a CBC story makes it sound like the start of construction caught the WDC off-guard. Or perhaps they are just utterly inept.

This is bad, even for a govt agency.

OldDartmouthMark Jun 13, 2017 1:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 7832947)
Meanwhile this link to a CBC story makes it sound like the start of construction caught the WDC off-guard. Or perhaps they are just utterly inept.

This is bad, even for a govt agency.

I agree, Keith, this really does seem somewhat pathetic. I have no idea if there is a good reason for it, but a 2-month delay on the walkway is excessive.

The construction really has had a negative effect on the waterfront - some of which can be expected due to the size and nature of the project, but IMHO it's unacceptable to have originally projected the walkway to be in place by May1, while they are now saying they have "hopes of having the bridge installed by Canada Day". Hopes? :rolleyes:

Canada Day is one of the busiest weekends of the year on the waterfront and this walkway may be installed. It will for sure be not adequately tested for the throngs of people who will use it if by some chance it is actually in place by then. If it's not, then don't even try to drive along Lower Water Street, as the crowds of people crossing the road to get to the other half of the waterfront will surely tie up traffic beyond belief. The city should actually just shut the road down during that weekend to give pedestrians an adequate pathway to get to the other side...

Interesting, indeed.

Keith P. Jun 13, 2017 1:24 PM

Actually while the floating boardwalk debacle is one thing, at least there are some reasons (i.e. lack of Coast guard signoff) that can be offered for the delay. But not having clear alternative sidewalks marked on Water St. is simply negligent. Signage and some paint markings on the asphalt would not be a big deal to provide, yet they failed to do that also.

I am convinced WDC is a totally worthless agency.

JET Jun 13, 2017 4:34 PM

On the news this am it was mentioned that they will be hiring people to direct people around the construction. Downtown Halifax right now is reminiscent of cities after WW2, holes that look like they were bombed out and construction mess everywhere.

Ziobrop Jun 13, 2017 7:27 PM

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Originally Posted by RoshanMcG (Post 7832595)
The city is adding public bathrooms to the new area where the food stands are, behind the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden, and they are not allowed to open without those. Should be open next week or so.

it's WDC Doing it, and my point was it should have been done by now. Its not like they didnt know the Construction was happening, and that spring was coming.

Ayiti1 Jun 19, 2017 5:12 PM

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Dmajackson Jun 21, 2017 4:55 PM

It is quite funny watching the bridge bob up and down with the waves!

http://68.media.tumblr.com/4eafde9d7...dq8o1_1280.jpg
Halifax Developments Blog (Photo by David Jackson)

fenwick16 Jun 21, 2017 8:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmajackson (Post 7841375)
It is quite funny watching the bridge bob up and down with the waves!

http://68.media.tumblr.com/4eafde9d7...dq8o1_1280.jpg
Halifax Developments Blog (Photo by David Jackson)

It will be like going on a 2 minute cruise. People will need to develop their sea legs.

terrynorthend Jun 22, 2017 7:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmajackson (Post 7841375)
It is quite funny watching the bridge bob up and down with the waves!

http://68.media.tumblr.com/4eafde9d7...dq8o1_1280.jpg
Halifax Developments Blog (Photo by David Jackson)



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