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Old Posted Jul 15, 2008, 10:15 AM
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That building is always going to look like its under construction with that mini crane!
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That window washing crane is the ugliest eye sore in Vancouver!
Wow it sticks out like crazy from this angle. I'd say it adds at least 3-4 meters of height though. Would this crane count as pinnacle height or antenna height?
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 7:16 AM
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^Wow, great shot skymaster!

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Wow it sticks out like crazy from this angle. I'd say it adds at least 3-4 meters of height though. Would this crane count as pinnacle height or antenna height?
Wow, some people will do anything for a little extra size!
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2008, 5:45 PM
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Wow, some people will do anything for a little extra size!
I would lose the ugly crane in a heart beat and it's extra height. However, if its there it makes the building taller, and also uglier.
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Why haven't they filled in those elevator shafts yet? What are they waiting for Christmas?
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Why haven't they filled in those elevator shafts yet? What are they waiting for Christmas?
Thanks for the photos.

I'm not sure, but the external elevators will probably be there a while longer. When I was on site about a month ago, the high-rise elevators weren't functional yet, so they still need the exterior jump elevators to take up people, drywall, etc.
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Any chance that window washer crane could stow straight up and down to become a spire when not in use? It is so prominent that I can't believe it will stay as is.

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Old Posted Jul 17, 2008, 4:21 AM
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Jlo you were saying something ealier about the crane not being as is, can you shed any light?
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2008, 4:42 PM
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You will not be able to see that crane when the building is complete. That's all I'll say.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2008, 5:34 PM
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Here's my guess of how it works:

If you look at the base of the crane in the Vancouver Sun picture you'll notice there's an open area there that I think the long arm of the crane drops vertically down in to.

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The picture is a bit misleading because it looks distorted from a wide angle lense, but I think that the section that holds the counter-weight retracts right up to the base. You can see how the counter-weight has a notch in it in this picture from SFUVancouver...

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What I can't figure out from these pictures is if it swivels at the base to drop the crane in or if it bends where the arm meets the base. You can see that there's a notched out part where the arm and base meet but it looks like that whole section is completely welded to the base.

Looks cool. I'll be interested to see how it actually all works.
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Yeah, there are a lot of bolts at the base, so it'll be interesting to see how it retarcts, moves, swivels, etc.
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Shangri-La | July 15th and 18th


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Shangri-La from Harbour Green Park

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Even the diving board looks good in this picture. In my opinion it gives a bit of geometrical variety.
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Even the diving board looks good in this picture. In my opinion it gives a bit of geometrical variety.
Guess god needs somewhere he can iron his cardigans. . .
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Is it just me or is the cladding very dirty?
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^ i don't think they've washed it yet.
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Even a City Council document says it's 62 stories. Go to Page 4:

http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/...cuments/p5.pdf

quote: "The site is surrounded by mixed-use commercial/residential and retail developments, and
notably the city’s tallest building, the mixed-use, 62-storey ‘Shangri-la’ tower is nearing
completion across the street at 1120 West Georgia Street."
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Well you just believe what you want to believe. I think this has been talked to death. Those who want to believe TG3 do and those who dont dont... lets just let this rest.

Just for the record some of the people who disagree with you TG3 may work with firms involved in Shangri-La and therefore have much better information (ie blueprints...) than a rezoning application for a completly different building.

just something to think about... although I'm sure you wont.
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