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    I weep silently whenever I see this... But...

    I weep silently whenever I see this...

    But hopefully the interior will make up for the exterior.
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    ^Old shipping containers have certainly become a...

    ^Old shipping containers have certainly become a popular building structure for low cost housing and businesses but they are typically broken up by large windows, doors, entrances, different colors,...
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    I was hoping the exterior finish would exhibit...

    I was hoping the exterior finish would exhibit the tonal richness that Rogers Place has. Different angles of lighting produces tonal gradations and variation. For me the building is overwhelmed by...
  5. I also like the way they have oriented the podium...

    I also like the way they have oriented the podium at an angle that juts out rather merely maintaining a strict rectangle perpendicular to the line of the street. All it takes is a few small...
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    Good lord, that beer mug is almost bigger than...

    Good lord, that beer mug is almost bigger than your head (minus beard). :D
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    Spoke with one of the Uniqlo employees and she...

    Spoke with one of the Uniqlo employees and she said they are opening at the end of September.

    Glad to hear the store will be 2 floors, they carry a lot of merchandise and given the size of space...
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    Most shots of Toronto certainly don't have the...

    Most shots of Toronto certainly don't have the lush look that the river provides. The river is a major visual asset for the city, as it is for many cities with a major river running through them. ...
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    That's the crux of it, in today's world for many...

    That's the crux of it, in today's world for many the truth has become merely just a point of view.
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    Exactly, most people view downtown as a place to...

    Exactly, most people view downtown as a place to work, play and eat but certainly not a shopping destination.
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    In theory Uniqlo's main demographic should favor...

    In theory Uniqlo's main demographic should favor a central urban location but this is Edmonton after all and not Asia.
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    The comment (with an element of sarcasm) I made...

    The comment (with an element of sarcasm) I made was directed at places like Facebook not Boeing. If you read about the culture in Facebook there are elements of that mindset that does not consider...
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    The organization has failed at assessing,...

    The organization has failed at assessing, drafting and developing talent for almost a two decades now. When Nicholson was in charge of Hockey Canada, they had a pool of the best talent to choose...
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    Despite the sarcasm that sentence rings so true...

    Despite the sarcasm that sentence rings so true nowadays it should scare everybody. It speaks to the culture of geek in places like Facebook where there is no morality, more a sense of amorality and...
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    Food court still has one or two empty stalls. ...

    Food court still has one or two empty stalls. One was owned by a small mom and pop Chinese food establishment but I guess it was one too many which is a shame, hate to see every stall occupied by a...
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    Egads that image is sooo reminiscent of the...

    Egads that image is sooo reminiscent of the superstructure of a modern warship.

    Given modern exterior materials it's pretty much a given that a building's appearance will change over the period...
  17. Thread: 737 max 8

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    Yes, AF447 was a total cockup since it was...

    Yes, AF447 was a total cockup since it was determined that the crew did not follow the procedure for dealing with unreliable air-speed from a faulty pitot tube. The first Max 8 crash was also...
  18. Thanks, I should have searched the thread more...

    Thanks, I should have searched the thread more closely.

    Wow, imagine if that 75 meters was added to the proposed height of the building.
  19. As Stevey_G opined columns will likely need to be...

    As Stevey_G opined columns will likely need to be sunk to hit bedrock. Any idea how far down that would be?
  20. Pretty impressive how they lowered the entire sky...

    Pretty impressive how they lowered the entire sky crane without diassembling it first.

    When I close my eyes and try to imagine what was standing here before the Ice District rose up I am almost...
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    Sad to hear about Perry Mah. Like reporters,...

    Sad to hear about Perry Mah. Like reporters, press photographers have been decimated by job cuts in recent years especially in the USA. I was amazed when I heard that Sports Illustrated laid off...
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    I've flown on the Max 8 several times in the past...

    I've flown on the Max 8 several times in the past couple of years. Nice airplane, I especially like the larger overhead baggage compartments.

    It's rather ironic that the Airbus which was the...
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    ^Most excellent! Large artifacts to cart all the...

    ^Most excellent! Large artifacts to cart all the way from Denmark. Just the beginning of international traveling exhibits!
  24. Hopefully this will help to remove some of the...

    Hopefully this will help to remove some of the stigmatization surrounding this part of town. Create a critical mass of local residents, attract businesses by virtue of lower rents, reinvigorate the...
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    ^The power of the entranceway from the rendering...

    ^The power of the entranceway from the rendering is the pseudo archway that the large expanse of glass creates, in essence what appears to be a "natural" portal.
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