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someone123 Jun 26, 2020 5:35 PM

Thanks for the pictures.

Will there be any metal screens or has that been completely cut? I am wondering what those metal things poking out from around the windows on Lower Water Street are for.

I like the sandstone too. I think it complements the area well, since there are a lot of sandstone buildings from Granville down to the waterfront around here. Hopefully the Press Block will make this area feel more cohesive too.

Jonovision Jun 28, 2020 7:36 PM

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Originally Posted by someone123 (Post 8963951)
Thanks for the pictures.

Will there be any metal screens or has that been completely cut? I am wondering what those metal things poking out from around the windows on Lower Water Street are for.

I like the sandstone too. I think it complements the area well, since there are a lot of sandstone buildings from Granville down to the waterfront around here. Hopefully the Press Block will make this area feel more cohesive too.

Those are all brackets to hold the metal screens and they are all still installed.

There must just be a delay in fabrication.

They also launched the hotel brand this week. It will be the Muir Hotel (Muir is Gaelic for Sea) and the rest of the building will not be open until next year.

https://muirhotel.com/?gclid=CjwKCAj...BoCxC4QAvD_BwE

someone123 Jun 28, 2020 7:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 8965522)
Those are all brackets to hold the metal screens and they are all still installed.

That is good to hear. The panels will be something unusual and new to the city. The sandstone is nice while the glass box type portions of this look a bit odd right now.

teddifax Jun 28, 2020 8:43 PM

Is there any hotel affiliatiion with the MUIR??? I can't see a 5 star hotel operating on its own!

eastcoastal Jun 29, 2020 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by teddifax (Post 8965589)
Is there any hotel affiliatiion with the MUIR??? I can't see a 5 star hotel operating on its own!

In the promotional video, Armour Group says the hotel is independent.

IanWatson Jun 29, 2020 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by eastcoastal (Post 8966059)
In the promotional video, Armour Group says the hotel is independent.

Yep, I guess they wanted full control over the design. I did see an interview with someone from Armour where they said they might link up with a chain's rewards network though.

kph06 Jun 30, 2020 1:41 AM

I grabbed these photos a little over a week ago:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0ec09333_h.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...52e00667_h.jpg

alps Jun 30, 2020 2:42 AM

The trees really improve the look of the development. They are planted above the parking garage – I hope the tree pits are large enough to allow the trees to grow and thrive. Soil volume makes a huge difference to the eventual size of the tree.

Thanks for the pics!

RoshanMcG Jul 4, 2020 3:54 PM

http://i.imgur.com/bUhuREkh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/t5Q5Ykeh.jpg

Jonovision Jul 4, 2020 5:22 PM

The sidewalk on lower water is completely open now.

Jonovision Jul 5, 2020 5:51 PM

I noticed last night from a distance there is lighting on this now. A large soft strip of light along the top of this project. From Dartmouth it makes this look huge.

someone123 Jul 5, 2020 5:56 PM

The lighting visible in this shot?

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...73&oe=5F263601
Source

More lighting:

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...51&oe=5F278A15

Jonovision Jul 6, 2020 5:53 PM

[QUOTE=someone123;8971662]The lighting visible in this shot?

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...73&oe=5F263601
Source

That's the one. I hope there is more to come on different parts of the building.

someone123 Jul 7, 2020 12:23 AM

A great tour of the Queen's Marque construction site from https://twitter.com/downtownpaul

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb97s3RU...jpg&name=large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb96rTsU...jpg&name=large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb96W_4W...jpg&name=large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb96HeFW...jpg&name=large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb95fRHU...jpg&name=large

mleblanc Jul 7, 2020 4:01 PM

Does anyone know what the platform on the Northern wings top balcony is for? I don't recall seeing it before but it's pretty obvious on the pictures above.

someone123 Jul 7, 2020 5:47 PM

Another angle:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcCwyOMW...jpg&name=large
Source

Keith P. Jul 7, 2020 6:52 PM

It boggles the mind to think that pathway is the main route for thousands of cargo containers to leave the Port of Halifax.

atbw Jul 7, 2020 7:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith P. (Post 8973652)
It boggles the mind to think that pathway is the main route for thousands of cargo containers to leave the Port of Halifax.

I actually do agree that the fact that downtown has to accommodate thousands of container trucks is wild. I do hope this rail shuttle they've touted actually comes to fruition.

hollistreet Jul 7, 2020 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mleblanc (Post 8973434)
Does anyone know what the platform on the Northern wings top balcony is for? I don't recall seeing it before but it's pretty obvious on the pictures above.

It is for the law firm Stewart McKelvey

FuzzyWuz Jul 7, 2020 9:27 PM

I'm concerned that stairway into the harbour is going to be incredibly slippery and hazardous.


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