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Jonovision Jul 12, 2018 4:11 PM

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teddifax Jul 12, 2018 5:49 PM

I wish there was a way on each site to go to a page to JUST see the original plans. I was trying to compare the buildings in the stage they are now against the conceptual plans and gave up trying to find them. It would be nice if there was a go to page for site plans for all sites here.

pblaauw Jul 13, 2018 2:52 AM

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Originally Posted by teddifax (Post 8249112)
I wish there was a way on each site to go to a page to JUST see the original plans. I was trying to compare the buildings in the stage they are now against the conceptual plans and gave up trying to find them. It would be nice if there was a go to page for site plans for all sites here.

You can get some idea of it here, but finished product is not usually like the original plans, so "buyer beware".

teddifax Jul 13, 2018 12:25 PM

Thanks!!!It appears then the other 2 piers are no where near finished and have a lot yet to be built.

someone123 Jul 13, 2018 4:29 PM

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Originally Posted by teddifax (Post 8249866)
Thanks!!!It appears then the other 2 piers are no where near finished and have a lot yet to be built.

You can also see how the floor heights vary in the portions that have been started. Different parts will have different uses.

There's an art installation type piece too in the central pier-like structure that may end up lit up at night. Cue lighthouse jokes here. I think this one has the potential to look good though, and it will be visible in a lot of skyline shots.

mleblanc Jul 13, 2018 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by someone123 (Post 8250106)
You can also see how the floor heights vary in the portions that have been started. Different parts will have different uses.

There's an art installation type piece too in the central pier-like structure that may end up lit up at night. Cue lighthouse jokes here. I think this one has the potential to look good though, and it will be visible in a lot of skyline shots.

This is a Brian McKay Lyons building. I don't think anything he's ever designed has been bad. Incredibly high expectations for this one.

someone123 Jul 13, 2018 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mleblanc (Post 8250520)
This is a Brian McKay Lyons building. I don't think anything he's ever designed has been bad. Incredibly high expectations for this one.

Yep. This architect tends to produce simple modern designs that have some local flavour and don't look generic, as if they could be built anywhere in the world. I think this one has the most potential of any development being built in the city right now.

They will also be cladding it in Wallace sandstone so that is another hint that this will be of a higher quality.

beyeas Jul 16, 2018 4:56 PM

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Originally Posted by someone123 (Post 8250106)
You can also see how the floor heights vary in the portions that have been started. Different parts will have different uses.

There's an art installation type piece too in the central pier-like structure that may end up lit up at night. Cue lighthouse jokes here. I think this one has the potential to look good though, and it will be visible in a lot of skyline shots.

This building will be interesting to watch as it ages too, given that it seems they plan to integrate a fair amount of copper into both the north and south buildings.

Jonovision Jul 16, 2018 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by beyeas (Post 8252542)
This building will be interesting to watch as it ages too, given that it seems they plan to integrate a fair amount of copper into both the north and south buildings.

I think it will be a type of treated copper that will not oxidize like the typical roof copper we see.

Acadie_1755 Jul 17, 2018 6:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 8252954)
I think it will be a type of treated copper that will not oxidize like the typical roof copper we see.

Yes I also remember reading that.

beyeas Jul 17, 2018 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Acadie_1755 (Post 8253790)
Yes I also remember reading that.

Ah ok. Interesting.
Fingers crossed it ends up looking good then. Like you, Someone123, I have very high hopes for this one.

Jonovision Jul 19, 2018 4:29 PM

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hoser111 Jul 22, 2018 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 8252954)
I think it will be a type of treated copper that will not oxidize like the typical roof copper we see.

Indeed. Here's a good article that describes the vision behind Queen's Marque...

"Steel was originally considered for cladding but finally an alloy of copper called Muntz metal, from Ontario, was used. Wallace sandstone from local quarries has been used on numerous public buildings and was a good fit for the Queen’s Marque.

“Muntz metal has a lot of the characteristics of copper but doesn’t turn green,” he explained. “It has the waterfront shipyard grit of weathering steel but with the sophistication of Muntz."

https://canada.constructconnect.com/...-queens-marque

IanWatson Jul 23, 2018 1:22 PM

Apparently it's technically brass.

https://www.snipsmag.com/ext/resourc...15_feature.jpg

beyeas Jul 23, 2018 2:41 PM

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Originally Posted by IanWatson (Post 8258849)
Apparently it's technically brass.

Interesting. Based on that photo at least the quality of it seems high.

Keith P. Jul 23, 2018 8:33 PM

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Originally Posted by IanWatson (Post 8258849)

Hopefully they will install and coat it properly

http://blog.onlinemetals.com/new-mun...0-brass-sheet/

OldDartmouthMark Jul 23, 2018 9:05 PM

By his statement:
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It has the waterfront shipyard grit of weathering steel but with the sophistication of Muntz.
It sounds like his goal is for it to eventually take on some "patina", so maybe they don't want to apply coating?

IanWatson Jul 24, 2018 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by OldDartmouthMark (Post 8259332)
By his statement:


It sounds like his goal is for it to eventually take on some "patina", so maybe they don't want to apply coating?

Yeah, the pictured New York building has that finish intentionally, and it sounds like Queen's Marque is intended to be similar.

Jonovision Jul 30, 2018 10:43 PM

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Hali87 Aug 5, 2018 8:43 AM

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