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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 2:55 AM
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It's Yaletown in Abbotsford!

You're going to be living in a small space, and paying a premium to do so, but god damn, Seven Oaks Mall is right across the street.
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 3:02 AM
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posting that is not being a dick at all. I hope that happens, but it’ll be a while even best case scenario.



The repost you did is sourced to the Abbotsford master plan. It’s not a proposal, just what the city hopes for in the long term. It’s great to see they’re finally thinking forward. The link is even in your repost, basically saying it’s just a vision. The only detail provided is “1,000,000 square feet”. The renderings are what is known as a massing exercise.





Should probably go ahead and do that
It actually is a proposal you can find in the development applications listing on the cities website. The development company is the same company that built the small tower across the street and is local. The official Abbotsford ocp is great but this isn't it.
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 3:39 AM
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Bruce Kuwabara Designing Signature 45-Storey Tall Building for Pier 8


https://www.thepublicrecord.ca/2020/...ng-for-pier-8/

Bruce is the lead architect that won the bidding process for the West Harbour land. He was born in Hamilton too, lived in the North end, so he knows the area well.
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 4:22 AM
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It's Yaletown in Abbotsford!

You're going to be living in a small space, and paying a premium to do so, but god damn, Seven Oaks Mall is right across the street.
That couldn’t sound more wretched unless it was Red Deer we were talking about
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 7:00 AM
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New tallest for Hamilton?
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 11:44 AM
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New tallest for Hamilton?
I believe those buildings in Stoney Creek would be taller.

This is taller than Landmark Place though, the current tallest.

Interestingly, apparently a key part of the buildings design is that it does not exceed the Geodetic height of Landmark place, as the city fears it will throw off their downtown height limit. So while the physical building is taller, Landmark Place will remain “higher” as it sits at a higher elevation.

Of course the building in the city with the tallest elevation is probably some random high rise on the mountain and nothing downtown anyway, so I would still consider this a new tallest.
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 4:18 PM
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I guess those new 50 storey towers in Vaughan can supplant FCP as the tallest building in the city from sea level
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 4:20 PM
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I was hoping Pier 8 would be more like Hamburg's Hafencity model: blighting it with high rises not ideal even if a hometown boy designs it.
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Old Posted May 21, 2020, 4:29 PM
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Bruce is a talented guy. He doesn't do exotic forms. He is all about the little details. It just seems like a waste to award him this project because the finer details will be cut and it will look like any other 40 storey tower jutting out of a community of midrises.
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 3:25 AM
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Preliminary proposal for a 47 story condo tower at 1063-1075 Barclay Street in Vancouver.






https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/1063...reet-vancouver
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 3:48 AM
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Nice: my favourite proposal of the year!
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 4:20 AM
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Ya, it's so bad. There is no reason to cheer lead it.
I think one can recognize that Baydo is adding density and streetfront CRUs to the city centre, and appreciate it for its non-aethetic merits without "cheerleading" it (frankly i bristle at SaskScraper's seemingly targeted characterization of my contribution to the Baydo thread). It's obviously ugly but if you consider it alongside the prettier projects that are going ahead I dont see a problem with not hating it. Plus, it's going up on a longtime parking lot, and theres plenty of other downtown parking lots that can stand to be developed, i.e nothing of heritage value is lost with it and it doesnt materially affect supply of vacant land for future projects. With this in mind I consider it in context as a noname/costco-reminiscent example of Saskatoon's ongoing downtown densification and helps to maintain development momentum during uncertain times. If Baydo towers is the aesthetic exception rather than the rule (which seems to be the case as of late) I have no overriding objection, even if it leaves a lot to be desired as far as looks are concerned.

Edit: I should also clarify that Urban Capital's Highpoint project is obviously the superior development and should be the target we are aiming for. But I also dont quite get the point of the hellbent attacks on Baydo which seem to just be rather outsized in comparison to its problems.
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 11:16 AM
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Nice: my favourite proposal of the year!
Agreed. It's lovely.
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 12:00 PM
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Nice: my favourite proposal of the year!
It’s gorgeous indeed.
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 5:08 PM
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Damn you Van....Great proposaL.
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 6:07 PM
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I'm a really big fan of those retro-inspired rounded balconies
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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 8:35 PM
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Agreed. It's lovely.

A simple elegance that is generally lost these days.
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Old Posted May 23, 2020, 12:44 PM
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Yeah sure it's a nice enough looking tower, but I'd like to see some other colour besides white. Lighting at the base of those balcony drops would look quite interesting.
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Old Posted May 23, 2020, 1:04 PM
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I'm a really big fan of those retro-inspired rounded balconies
Gothic-inspired, I would have said, so very retro. They look like fan vaults. Although the final effect is somehow mid-century to my eye. It is very interesting.
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Old Posted May 24, 2020, 8:28 PM
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I like the 60s futurism vibe too. My problem with this one and other similar ones across Canada is that its one or two faces while the others are afterthoughts.
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