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Old Posted Feb 15, 2014, 6:24 PM
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2014, 8:15 PM
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I guess you would have to see other Nordstroms to see how they'll go with signage. I'm guessing with all the buzz about the place they'll leave it clean with almost no signage.
That might be kind of nice, in fact.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2014, 8:18 PM
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would be nice if the granville side was like the salt lake city store


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anyway this was one of their latest newly built downtown stores, the windows don't look very large, it seems to be nordstroms thing
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2014, 8:33 AM
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Maybe they'll use the blank walls to hang seasonal promotional signs?
Wish they would do something cool like the IFC2 in Hong Kong. At night, the whole curtain wall becomes a huge LED display with moving images.

i.e. (large images below)
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2014, 8:16 PM
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Pic by me today - dark tinted glass has been installed on the south side of the south atrium.
I would have expected a lighter tint (or no tint) given the degree of shading in the narrow atria.

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Old Posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:29 PM
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Wish they would do something cool like the IFC2 in Hong Kong. At night, the whole curtain wall becomes a huge LED display with moving images.

i.e. (large images below)
don't know if that'll happen in our lifetime with our current government.
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:52 PM
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Pics by Yellow Fever posted yesterday:

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The protruding part reminds me of an enclosed bus shelter:


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Old Posted Feb 19, 2014, 11:39 PM
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The Salt Lake store looks tacky, frankly.

The Hong Kong example? I don't see what this has to do with our current government. I realize it's always convenient to have someone to blame though.

As for the protruding box, yeah, it looks out of place and cheap with regard to the rest of the facade so far. They could have at least darkened the spandrel to make it more harmonious with the office glass. I'm hoping the completion of the lower, Nordstrom half will render it somewhat more appealing or sensible.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2014, 10:25 AM
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Yeah dark spandrel should've been the obvious choice.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Gotta say, a pretty boring design and even worse spandrel.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2014, 7:09 PM
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I think the light spandrel fits nicely with the white-with-blue speck cladding, although that cladding is really cheap looking! A much bigger problem IMO.

(Which is to say, we have no idea what the Nordstrom cladding is at this point. Like, if it is white stone, the spandrel will probably fit and help make the boxes look like part of the Nordstrom instead of the office component. Or what if they are white glowing LCD screens or something awesome like that? The spandrel will also make sense. Complaining about the spandrel at this point is like my joking complaining about the obviously temporary white-blue-board stuff: it lacks the necessary context to make a meaningful judgement and is just kind of silly.)
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The Salt Lake store looks tacky, frankly.

The Hong Kong example? I don't see what this has to do with our current government. I realize it's always convenient to have someone to blame though.
I know...the nerve of someone blaming the people who have direct control over allowing such designs and would never allow it due to their conservative, boring ideals when clearly it is some other unseen force that is responsible for discouraging elaborate, bright designs in the city.......I just can't imagine where they get off blaming local government...the NERVE
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I think the light spandrel fits nicely with the white-with-blue speck cladding, although that cladding is really cheap looking! A much bigger problem IMO.
For a second I thought that was a serious post lol
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2014, 5:54 AM
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I know...the nerve of someone blaming the people who have direct control over allowing such designs and would never allow it due to their conservative, boring ideals when clearly it is some other unseen force that is responsible for discouraging elaborate, bright designs in the city.......I just can't imagine where they get off blaming local government...the NERVE
Except nothing like that was even proposed, let alone rejected. Perhaps the developer is actually making these decisions based upon other concerns, or is that just too obvious?
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2014, 8:15 PM
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Except nothing like that was even proposed, let alone rejected. Perhaps the developer is actually making these decisions based upon other concerns, or is that just too obvious?
Perhaps we should ask ourselves why nothing like that was proposed?
Maybe, just maybe, the developer has done business in the city once or twice before and knows the what you need to put forward on a proposal to get approval
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2014, 8:20 PM
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Perhaps we should ask ourselves why nothing like that was proposed?
Maybe, just maybe, the developer has done business in the city once or twice before and knows the what you need to put forward on a proposal to get approval
This is almost a certainty. It is very expensive to have the design changed (watered down in Vancouver). Better play safe.
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I know...the nerve of someone blaming the people who have direct control over allowing such designs and would never allow it due to their conservative, boring ideals when clearly it is some other unseen force that is responsible for discouraging elaborate, bright designs in the city.......I just can't imagine where they get off blaming local government...the NERVE
best post i've ever seen you throw up. people in vancouver are like totally unaware of the extent to which there's this hardcore conservative bias built so deeply into the machinery there that buildings almost have to look the same. proposing anything remotely different just delays the planning approvals process and brings out the neighbors.
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:52 PM
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best post i've ever seen you throw up. people in vancouver are like totally unaware of the extent to which there's this hardcore conservative bias built so deeply into the machinery there that buildings almost have to look the same. proposing anything remotely different just delays the planning approvals process and brings out the neighbors.
"Conservative"? Is there a latent political stab in the phrase you use?

I'd love to hear you say that to the UDP. They're the ones to blame for Downtown South's uniformity, and yet they're all from the planning side, and left side, of the ledger.
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2014, 10:43 PM
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Thanks.
Looks like a typical mechanical enclosure being built under the white tarp (the studs mean it won't be glass).
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