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Old Posted Jun 13, 2012, 6:20 PM
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So they want to zone a corner of one of the main downtown intersections residential.

Only in Hamilton. What a joke.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2012, 8:02 PM
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That wouldn't be such a bad thing if it were a 20+ story condo tower.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2012, 8:07 PM
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"Hamilton school board severance application withdrawn"

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The application to sever the property at 100 Main St. W. has been withdrawn.

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board applied to the city's committee-of-adjustment to sever the land where the Education Centre now sits. The site is the future home of the McMaster Downtown Health Centre, scheduled to open in 2014.

The application was to be discussed Thursday but McMaster told CBC Hamilton Wednesday afternoon that the university had been advised to wait until after it took possession on Aug. 1.

“The university sent a letter to the city to defer the severance request until it takes ownership of the property,” said Gord Arbeau, director of community and public relations at McMaster.
Curious.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2012, 8:34 PM
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I'm guessing they don't want to do it until the property is theirs to do whatever with. Covering their asses.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Really?!? THAT?^ It looks like they added a modern green box on the front of a buiding from the 1970s. What happened to the really nice glass building? I finally accepted the demolition of the BOE buiding because I thought that the building in the picture below was gonna be built. This new rendering is awful! Maybe I just need to see more pictures and plans, but right now I am really not liking it.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 2:47 AM
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I prefer the BOE building to remain, and i also prefer the modern glass building to that ugly green box.

Yuck!
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 11:25 AM
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From bad to worse... Look at how tiny those windows are on the top floor.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 6:31 PM
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Overall I kinda like the design, I like the watermelon colour.

I do hope the main building has better windows. Looking at it harder it seems the main facade for the back portion of the building has like limestone panels.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 7:09 PM
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Would be funny if the facade is actually limestone. The new City Hall we could have gotten.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2012, 7:11 PM
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For the sake of perspective, I feel obliged to point out that the drawing's caption describes the illustration as a "preliminary conceptual rendering".
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2012, 2:06 PM
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The architect is....

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Idk if I'm missing it, but who's the lead Architect?
Norr Limited
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2012, 7:37 PM
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Looks like they did the john Sopinka courthouse http://www.norr.com/consulting_portf...house_ltr1.pdf and the McMaster building off the QEW in Burlington.
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Old Posted Jul 3, 2012, 7:52 PM
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And MDCL and Farncombe. Plus they designed the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2012, 6:15 PM
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School Board building is empty and they are prepping for the demolition. Fences are going up.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 2:55 AM
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School Board building is empty and they are prepping for the demolition. Fences are going up.
Total shame to see that this is actually happening and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. Any idea on when the demolition is planned for? I want to see it one last time before it gets demolished, I have been at my cottage for the last 2 weeks so I haven't been able to see it and I just saw your post now. I hope it hasn't gone down since you posted this 3 days ago, but I would imagine that it would take a while for the prep work to be complete. I'll have to make a trip downtown to see it when I get home from the cottage tomorrow.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 1:01 PM
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http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/stor...-building.html

Looks like the second week of August they'll demo the building.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2012, 3:55 PM
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The demo has started. Goodbye Board of Education building.
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