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222 Albert Street | 12 fl | Complete
#16
The website for 222 Albert and 255 Sunview is marketing them as upscale, furnished apartments; the word "student" doesn't appear. Note that the website has rents and floor plans.
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#17
Not being geared towards students is fantastic! The unit design makes this possible. Finally.
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#18
(02-03-2015, 11:29 PM)Spokes Wrote: Not being geared towards students is fantastic!  The unit design makes this possible.  Finally.

I think the "furnished" part makes it clear that students and other temporary residents of the university community are still in the target audience. (Which I think is just fine.) But it's not "student rentals", which is definitely notable.
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#19
Omitting the word 'student' is just marketing.  

I have a hard time understanding how students/young professionals will share a building in that location.  Too many differences in lifestyle and maturity.

Any good examples out there?  Prove me wrong?  What is the highest percentage of students that a young professional would want in their building?
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#20
(02-04-2015, 08:37 AM)REnerd Wrote: Any good examples out there?  Prove me wrong?  What is the highest percentage of students that a young professional would want in their building?

400 Parkside drive as well as the condos on Westmount between University and Erb always had a good mix of students and professionals.

But overall I'm right there with you. There will be too many students there, some is ok, too many it becomes party central. I don't see the mix working either.
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#21
222 and 226 are just flying up, 3 and 2 floors respectively when it was just a hole not long ago.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#22
(03-03-2015, 09:48 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: 222 and 226 are just flying up, 3 and 2 floors respectively when it was just a hole not long ago.

Finally a place that shows how fast construction can take place... I guess 256 Phillip St also showed how fast construction should proceed.
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#23
Video 
Their blog just posted a timelapse video from last week.



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#24
The best part of that video is seeing the crane go up on Sunview.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#25
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#26
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#27
This one is going up fast, I am guessing by now it must be nearly topped out.


Thank you scamander24 for the photo updates on this project!
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#28
It is quite impressive how fast they're able to put this together. Why don't other companies use this method of construction?
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#29
(04-27-2015, 05:58 AM)Spokes Wrote: It is quite impressive how fast they're able to put this together.  Why don't other companies use this method of construction?

And what, specifically, is the method?
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#30
This one was made using prefab pieces.
I assume that Spokes means to use that, as opposed to ICF (lego), or poured concrete.

The tower at the south end of Philip was also done with prefab.
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