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    Tanks for that!

    Tanks for that!
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    Hard to ignore when it is smack dab in the middle...

    Hard to ignore when it is smack dab in the middle of river city.

    OK, so We have a

    NEW NAME IT, CONTEST!


    I'll go first

    Zie Zincking Ship
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    As they say, you don't want to see how the...

    As they say, you don't want to see how the sausage is made...

    or Gummy Bears for that matter.

    First of all, you have to understand that the COE isn't like a company where the boss can fire...
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    Classic scope creep ^ I was just making light...

    Classic scope creep

    ^ I was just making light of the process Marcel. It is common for these type of projects to be 'best case' scenarios and they don't tell Council about things like asbestos,...
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    ^ that would have cost $85m but they dropped the...

    ^ that would have cost $85m but they dropped the cost of the final design to get the Council to approve the project for $56m. Then it crept to $65 and then up to$85m. Sort of full circle.

    ;) ...
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    Trump is saying that if you don't like America,...

    Trump is saying that if you don't like America, leave.

    He forgets that he himself hates America, dodging serving his country and lauds over Russia and other countries. He hates America and says...
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    Used to be that cities built public buildings to...

    Used to be that cities built public buildings to last
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    Two men conspire to break the law. One goes...

    Two men conspire to break the law.

    One goes to jail and the other goes to the White House...
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    Yeah, distancing himself. Just like that...

    Yeah, distancing himself.

    Just like that hooker who he said he didn't know, who said he did not pay, who he said it was his lawyer, who said his lawyer was lying, who said that it was not him on...
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    Is there a reason for the difference? Different...

    Is there a reason for the difference? Different architect or more expensive or other changes?
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    Zinc is not a high end finish. It is cheap but...

    Zinc is not a high end finish. It is cheap but corrosion resistant. They use it on farm silos, culverts, chain link fences and light poles and lordy, lordy, apparently $85 million library...
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    Not what I meant. I meant that other posters...

    Not what I meant. I meant that other posters were thrilled with the design.
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    ^ from your link. How did this get turned...

    ^ from your link.



    How did this get turned on its head and the siding run vertically?
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    I seriously looked at Scheer for my next vote. ...

    I seriously looked at Scheer for my next vote. Every chance I gave him, what I heard out of his mouth was either disappointing, tired negative talking points or downright scary.
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    Whether it was an 'architect visionary' design or...

    Whether it was an 'architect visionary' design or a design by committee, it should have been stopped when the first grey renderings were done.

    Posters on this thread protested and were ignored.
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    And the Republicans, the Party of Lincoln, lie...

    And the Republicans, the Party of Lincoln, lie through their teeth saying that Trump is not a racists and then attack Democrats in an obscene act of hypocrisy.
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    We got criticism for holding back and we got...

    We got criticism for holding back and we got criticism for speaking to early.

    You know, if it looked better than the original building, we wouldn't be criticizing at all.

    It is getting what it...
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    I guess that is a step above a Dollarama.

    I guess that is a step above a Dollarama.
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    Trump goes completely racist demagogue at North...

    Trump goes completely racist demagogue at North Carolina rally, breaking the laws of his own EEOC department.

    Demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ (from Greek δημαγωγός, a popular leader, a leader of a mob or...
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    For $85 million of taxpayer's money, how about...

    So what kind of cladding should we apply to this old structure?[/QUOTE]


    For $85 million of taxpayer's money, how about old grey barn boards?
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    Yeah, at night time, after smoking 4 joints,...

    twits. i think this design is ok and better than its predecessor, and will look great in night time and winter hours once externally lit. comparisons to other libraries is foolish. cities have...
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    Something to cover the hideous renovation? ...

    Something to cover the hideous renovation?

    Easy...

    How about six feet of clay, some sod and a tombstone.
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    Anyone have an idea what they spent to reclad the...

    Anyone have an idea what they spent to reclad the WSP building on 109th? It is about the same scale as the library.
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    I could have done better but that's what you get...

    I could have done better but that's what you get in 20 minutes on photoshop...


    Cut a big hole in the roof for a dramatic skylight over the central escalators, do some interesting lighting, move...
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    IMHO, they would have been better off to demolish...

    IMHO, they would have been better off to demolish the north addition and remove the curtain walls and modernize the exterior.

    What was
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