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IanWatson May 28, 2019 12:27 PM

Yeah, I personally find that the photos exaggerate the looming effect. It's quite comfortable in person, and will get better when they remove the hoarding and widen the road back up.

RoshanMcG Jun 9, 2019 6:33 PM

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TheGreenBastard Jun 10, 2019 10:20 PM


Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus

Colin May Jun 11, 2019 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard (Post 8601234)
Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus

Yeah, the developer must be crazy to not risk losing the business by going up 20 storeys.

Keith P. Jun 11, 2019 12:51 AM

I'm still not sold on this design. And I'm still anxiously awaiting the Muntz Metal.

mleblanc Jun 11, 2019 1:06 AM

I think it looks great so far. Exactly the high quality I expected from MacKay-Lyons. Makes Murphys next door look like an absolute relic though, would love to see the Law Courts/Cable Warf be redeveloped at some point, maybe they can lease it out to include a new ferry terminal.

someone123 Jun 11, 2019 1:32 AM

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Originally Posted by mleblanc (Post 8601404)
I think it looks great so far. Exactly the high quality I expected from MacKay-Lyons. Makes Murphys next door look like an absolute relic though, would love to see the Law Courts/Cable Warf be redeveloped at some point, maybe they can lease it out to include a new ferry terminal.

It is not done yet but my impression of the Queen's Marque design is that it's something fairly different from what is being built in most Canadian cities. I like that it's not yet another airy glass tower (or something that looks glass in renderings and then turns out to be half opaque spandrel).

I think the public space component will be pretty significant too. There will be a decent concentration of interesting stuff to do from about the casino to Sackville Landing, even if the Law Courts portion is kind of ugly. Maybe more than any other similar stretch of waterfront in the country.

Keith P. Jun 11, 2019 10:08 AM

I don't think anyone would shed a tear if the Law Courts were demolished and relocated elsewhere. The only good thing about it is that it provides a small amount of parking.

Haliguy Jun 11, 2019 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Colin May (Post 8601342)
Yeah, the developer must be crazy to not risk losing the business by going up 20 storeys.

It's a bit the angle of the photo too.

eastcoastal Jun 11, 2019 2:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard (Post 8601234)
Wow, that last photo really shows how stubby our buildings are. Jesus

The photo is taken from the seabridge - so very low. The Queen's Marque hides a significant portion of the background buildings lending to the stubby feel you're noting. It's not so pronounced in person.

OldDartmouthMark Jun 12, 2019 2:26 PM

I actually think it's a nice looking project when seen in person. Even though it's still in construction phase, it appears that it will fit really well with its surroundings. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

jonny golden Jun 14, 2019 2:00 AM

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Originally Posted by OldDartmouthMark (Post 8602980)
I actually think it's a nice looking project when seen in person. Even though it's still in construction phase, it appears that it will fit really well with its surroundings. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Being in Moncton I haven't been following this development. When is it scheduled to be finished?

OldDartmouthMark Jun 14, 2019 2:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jonny golden (Post 8605060)
Being in Moncton I haven't been following this development. When is it scheduled to be finished?

According to this article, the planned completion is December 2020.

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Queen’s Marque is to be completed in December of 2020.

someone123 Jun 14, 2019 8:02 PM

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jonny golden Jun 19, 2019 2:39 PM

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Originally Posted by OldDartmouthMark (Post 8605375)
According to this article, the planned completion is December 2020.

Thanks. Will they be removing that wooden walking bridge when construction is finished?

OldDartmouthMark Jun 19, 2019 2:56 PM

I believe so, the floating sea bridge was installed because the waterfront boardwalk was blocked off for construction, so they installed this as a way around it.

I could see them keeping it there, or moving it to another part of the waterfront, if it became a tourist attraction on its own, but as far as I have heard it will be removed when construction is finished.

However...
More than a million people have walked on the water as Halifax sea bridge becomes tourist attraction

FWIW, I was on it last night with some work associates visiting from Toronto, because they had heard about it and specifically wanted to see it in person...

hollistreet Jun 19, 2019 5:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jonny golden (Post 8609779)
Thanks. Will they be removing that wooden walking bridge when construction is finished?

My understanding is it will be used to add to the floating dock system for more pleasure craft.

jonny golden Jun 20, 2019 8:39 PM

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Originally Posted by hollistreet (Post 8610044)
My understanding is it will be used to add to the floating dock system for more pleasure craft.

Queen's Marque would be a great place to live!

teddifax Jun 21, 2019 2:03 AM

There are at least 2 more developments on the harbour, aren't there... it would be used again for them. I do agree though, it is a tourist attraction.

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