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Phillip Square | ?m | 21 fl | U/C
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#12
Is it just the photo, or is that yellow/beige colour on the exterior really awful?
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#13
It's really awful. Which is a shame, because they did some things better than the standard student block. Some spandrel use, that wall of windows, the set back.
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#14
Looks like it was designed by the same architect who designed that old apartment building at King and Columbia 30 years ago. Great. I thought we could have moved past that slab design by 2015. At least if precast is being used, there are better ways today to make it look somewhat decent (i.e. consolidated court house, possibly Barrel Yards)...

However, on the bright side, I do like the clear glazing window on the second floor. Depending on the finished ground and second floor, it could contribute to urbanizing this section of Philip Street.
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#15
May 1, 2015

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#16
The crane is coming down today.

It will be interesting to see if the crane goes up a few feet over to start work on the next building.
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#17
They brought in a new section last week. This leads me to believe that they might well rebuild the crane a few hundred feet over just like you said.
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#18
(06-24-2015, 12:33 PM)BuildingScout Wrote: They brought in a new section last week. This leads me to believe that they might well rebuild the crane a few hundred feet over just like you said.

Could be that was to be the base of the relocated crane, so they can probably just build the new crane as they dismantle the old one. No need to even put the tower segments on the ground.
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#19
Drove past it today and it doesn't look like a new crane is going up, which is weird since there are two more towers planned for this site.
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#20
Two? Wasn't there like 5 in total planned at one point?
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