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General University Area Updates and Rumours
(09-15-2018, 06:29 PM)KevinL Wrote: The research building (with the diagonal hashes on that diagram) is one storey. They don't say how many levels the parking garage (to its east) will have.

And it's a small footprint, too.

Given that the research goal is autonomous vehicles, it makes sense that they want to be on the ground floor.
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(09-15-2018, 09:36 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(09-15-2018, 06:29 PM)KevinL Wrote: The research building (with the diagonal hashes on that diagram) is one storey. They don't say how many levels the parking garage (to its east) will have.

And it's a small footprint, too.

Given that the research goal is autonomous vehicles, it makes sense that they want to be on the ground floor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLpUatutZDw
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The Nodes and Corridors policy / bylaw has produced canyons and wind tunnels in the University area and on King Street. Developers seem to be calling the shots in recent years.
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Anyone know what's up with this?



Jamincan mentioned it's Phosphoric Acid.  Wikipedia says it can be used to treat water... 

I just don't like seeing big dangerous chemical signs near my ducks.  Sad
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(10-07-2018, 06:38 AM)Canard Wrote: Anyone know what's up with this?



Jamincan mentioned it's Phosphoric Acid.  Wikipedia says it can be used to treat water... 

I just don't like seeing big dangerous chemical signs near my ducks.  Sad


I've been told it's related to an experimental research project for the UW School of Architecture and will be there over the winter.

Fun fact - in order to build this, they dropped a large shipping container onto one of the key bike/pedestrian paths in R&T Park and left it there for five days, and when path users complained, R&T Park management had no idea who was working there or why. They could have built this off-site and moved it into place, or left the materials in a nearby parking lot or road, but they chose to block the MUT instead.
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I thought, as you did, that the barrels were empty and being used for flotation.
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(10-07-2018, 09:42 AM)goggolor Wrote: Fun fact - in order to build this, they dropped a large shipping container onto one of the key bike/pedestrian paths in R&T Park and left it there for five days, and when path users complained, R&T Park management had no idea who was working there or why. They could have built this off-site and moved it into place, or left the materials in a nearby parking lot or road, but they chose to block the MUT instead.

Speaking of blocking paths, the construction on UW campus just off Laurel Trail near University really narrowed the access to campus for a while and was totally unused for like a week. I moved some of the fences to improve access...
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