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Old Posted Mar 16, 2021, 11:29 AM
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What kind of respectable developer would plan a 28 storey hotel before not doing engineering assessments on the rock they are going to be building on? I'm still amazed at how this was allowed to happen..
This kind, apparently. I agree! Sad.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 4:55 PM
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Wow!!!!

From my place of work I have to see this eye sore everyday and think I would weather look at the old fenwick tower everyday then this. what a let down of a design. They get caught for tax invasion and then they build
This mess.

I think it should be law to have to stick to 80% of your approved original plan/design (rendering) I don’t see why or how they should get away with building such cheap development.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 5:20 PM
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I still contend that this is more of a case of expectations that were not met vs an actual problem. I mean, it's a hotel in Bayer's Lake... would anybody care or expect it to be something amazing if that placard hadn't been posted?

I think not.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 5:31 PM
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Look on the bright side... odds are that the hotel restaurant once completed will bring back the Canadiana's pan-fried haddock, so that's a huge plus.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2021, 6:41 PM
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Instead of a signed contract, let me give you a rendering of the money I plan to pay for the completed job!!
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2021, 8:17 PM
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spot the differences?
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2021, 8:32 PM
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Nope. Looks the same to me! Oh, wait - no revolving rooftop restaurant, is that it?

Seriously, though, it reminds me of the sterile grotesqueness of Peter Green Hall (Dal residence on Wellington).
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2021, 11:03 PM
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Nope. Looks the same to me! Oh, wait - no revolving rooftop restaurant, is that it?

Seriously, though, it reminds me of the sterile grotesqueness of Peter Green Hall (Dal residence on Wellington).
It does actually have a curtain wall style glass penthouse that you can't see in the pic above. Even with, still the saddest excuse for a development I've seen in Halifax in the past decade. Reminds me of that NYC prison.
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2021, 11:06 PM
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...still the saddest excuse for a development I've seen in Halifax in the past decade.
Well, particularly because it was such an egregious con.

Y'know, there's plenty of room on that sign for a creative graffiti artist to alter it to say "Lying Bastards Hotel & Convention Centre". Just sayin'...

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Old Posted Apr 2, 2021, 8:41 PM
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In the beginning I was like, "WTF?! The tallest/nicest tower in Halifax is going to be in Bayers Lake?!" now I'm soooooo thankful. This is a true abomination, and they should be fined by the city for the glaring difference between the rendering/proposal and the final product. This is just sad.
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In the beginning I was like, "WTF?! The tallest/nicest tower in Halifax is going to be in Bayers Lake?!" now I'm soooooo thankful. This is a true abomination, and they should be fined by the city for the glaring difference between the rendering/proposal and the final product. This is just sad.
It's a Choice Hotel - they build them cheap and half the time nothing works, so nobody should expect very much
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It's a Choice Hotel - they build them cheap and half the time nothing works, so nobody should expect very much
Was "Halifax Tower Hotel" always a Choice Hotel though? I've only started seeing that name thrown around after people noticed that the construction didn't match the renderings and had people questioning it.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2021, 3:39 PM
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I was at the Starbucks across the street yesterday and thought this was pretty funny. The developer has covered the tower portion of all the renderings on the hoarding wall, likely because the rendering is much more extravagant than the bland facility they actually built. What a complete and total joke.
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