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Old Posted Feb 19, 2021, 10:23 PM
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Drove past today and a sheet of the decorative metal cladding was being installed.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2021, 3:46 PM
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I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.

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Old Posted Feb 21, 2021, 1:19 PM
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I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.
I agree with you! Mind you, I haven’t been around to the harbour side but in general it looks like a monolith that was dropped in the wrong spot or maybe the wrong city.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2021, 7:45 AM
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MUIR, an Autograph Collection hotel from Marriott currently set to open in July:

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Old Posted Mar 6, 2021, 10:39 PM
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Peace by Chocolate opened up in Queen's Marque too:


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Old Posted Mar 6, 2021, 10:47 PM
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Looks like Mayor Mike bellying up to the chocolate bar.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2021, 3:41 AM
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2021, 5:03 PM
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I know I'm in the minority on this site with this opinion, but this complex still hasn't grown on me one iota, from any angle.

To my eye, it just seems totally out of place in its surroundings, as if it was unknowingly dropped onto the waterfront in error. I keep hoping it'll be discovered missing and someone will come back to pick it up.
I am with you in that camp. It just feels out of place, and out of scale. I took a little jaunt around it when last in the city, and it just felt like it would have fit better next to Alderney landing. But that would mean the Dartmouth waterfront would get something new and cultural, and Halifax can't have that.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2021, 6:13 PM
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I have not seen this in person but one aspect of new developments I find interesting is how quickly and frequently they get introduced into photography. Queen's Marque was immediately popular. This can't be said for all new developments. I think it will be explored and photographed a lot more when fully open.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2021, 11:05 PM
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I think the QM will fit much more into place when some of the emptier sites downtown are filled. It'll likely match the scale of the new art gallery and then anchor the various redevelopments/builds planned for George Street. Once completed and pedestrian traffic can move through the middle on the boardwalk I'm sure it'll feel more fitting.

I am curious to know how those muntz metal details will impact the lighting on the interior office spaces, though I'm sure it'll certainly mitigate the greenhouse effect.
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2021, 12:09 AM
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I think the QM will fit much more into place when some of the emptier sites downtown are filled. It'll likely match the scale of the new art gallery and then anchor the various redevelopments/builds planned for George Street. Once completed and pedestrian traffic can move through the middle on the boardwalk I'm sure it'll feel more fitting.

I am curious to know how those muntz metal details will impact the lighting on the interior office spaces, though I'm sure it'll certainly mitigate the greenhouse effect.
I walked by today actually and the Muntz looks really nice. This development easily has the best finishes/materials of any in Halifax at the moment. The only complaint on my end is the South side white balconies look cheap and out of place.

I do agree though, it will look a lot better once Cunard and the Art Gallery are finished along the waterfront for a more built-up look.
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I walked by today actually and the Muntz looks really nice. This development easily has the best finishes/materials of any in Halifax at the moment. The only complaint on my end is the South side white balconies look cheap and out of place.

I do agree though, it will look a lot better once Cunard and the Art Gallery are finished along the waterfront for a more built-up look.
Those white balconies almost look unfinished, they're glaring.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2021, 6:26 PM
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Some progression pics:

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2021, 7:07 PM
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I love the texture that those new panels create!
Looks better than that rendering.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2021, 8:22 PM
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Sorry, gang, but to me that's still one butt-ugly hideous mess.

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2021, 9:22 PM
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I love the texture that those new panels create!
Looks better than that rendering.
Agreed! The detailing on this site is coming along great. The metal looks really nice.
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