Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Work Does Not Go Slowly

In March I showed you this site in the downtown core across from Dundonald Park. This photo from yesterday shows progress being made, with a frame up in the place of the original store that occupied this place. Spring is starting to show itself slowly in the colour of the grass. When I last featured this park, there was snow on the ground.


36 comments:

  1. Progress indeed William ... I guess the warmer weather elliminates those stop & start annoyances. Good to see patches of green.

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  2. Nice to see things happening in your town, Wm



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. Yeah spring is coming everywhere :)

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  4. It's amazing how fast things move in N. America. There are projects going on here that will probably not be finished in 10 years!

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    1. In 10 years, H, this place could itself be history. :-)

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  5. The workers will be glad it's springtime too, I think.

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  6. It's coming along nicely William.. the weather helps such a lot in the progress of how fast things move in the building trade.

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  7. Already the joy begins to flourish. Now come some party first of month that warmed the atmosphere.

    Tomás.

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  8. Nice to see the greening of the grass!

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  9. It's amazing how quickly buildings go up once construction starts.

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  10. Spring... also a green bench now :)
    Love the contrast with the red car.

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  11. I suppose as the weather warms the work speeds up. Glad to know spring is finally arriving in Ottawa!

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  12. @Dianne: I expect it'll be done around summer.

    @Cloudia: it doesn't hurt to document the progress when I'm in the area.

    @Miklos: it took long enough for winter to end, and we still had snow some days ago.

    @Whisk: yes, I still wouldn't be surprised if we get a bit more snow.

    @Halcyon: fortunately this is a rather small scale project. I think the entire frame is up. If it was meant to be any taller, the foundation hole would have gone deeper.

    @Revrunner: that is true.

    @Jan: better not to work in the cold for them.

    @Grace: and generally speaking the weather's been good to them.

    @Tomas: we shall see.

    @EG: it really took awhile this time out.

    @Luis: I think after the amount of time that the site was idle, they're eager to get the structure put up.

    @Sharon: I'll keep an eye on its progress.

    @Karl: yes, there's actually no shortage of benches in that park. It's a pleasant area.

    @Lowell: it took quite awhile!

    @Tex: not quite that fast!

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  13. It is completely different here: everything moves so slowly...

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  14. What a difference a little grass makes! And the skeleton of the new building helps change things, too!

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  15. Ottawa has strict zoning regulations . This limits what the replacement will be like so that it fits in with the location.

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  16. I've noticed the grass greening this week too.

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  17. It's good to see Canada is occasionally green!

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  18. good to see planning restrictions are being enforced

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  19. The size seems to fit with the building next door at least. I like that.

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  20. not sure what I would do if you showed photos with snow on them now!!!!

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  21. It is amazing how fast these structures can be built.

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  22. @Eve: thanks!

    @VP: in this case, this moves quickly.

    @Cheryl: a month's time makes quite a difference.

    @Red: some developers look at zoning limits as mere suggestions, but in this case, given the size of the foundation, it can't be anything bigger than what the frame already is.

    @RedPat: and the little flowers of spring are finally showing up.

    @Norma: yes, until winter returns again in August.

    @Marleen: in some ways more than others!

    @Peter: in this case, definitely.

    @Hamilton: yes, it won't overwhelm it.

    @Gill: strangely, there is still snow in the Canal in places where the sun doesn't really show up much.

    @Denise: given enough effort, the work goes quickly.

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  23. can't wait to see what happens next? please keep us informed. i am curious. ( :

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  24. The work looks like the seasons do: ready to move and do it quickly!

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  25. The work will move faster now that spring has arrived.

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  26. It's like our new theater which finally opens on Friday.

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  27. I like seeing new buildings going up! I documented a build in Bala, for Habitat. It was fun !

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  28. Nice to see progress coming with spring.

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  29. Glad your spring is coming. We're actually having a spring in Florida.

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  30. @Beth: I really have to check posts more often! I seem to always leave a few left off.

    @Kay: in this case, the summer's been good for this site in terms of working and progress.

    @Mari: it moved quickly.

    @Randy: when they get their minds to it, the work can go quickly.

    @Jennifer: some projects here seem endless. There's a development called Gotham condos a few blocks from here that seems stalled forever.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Shelly: and now we're having a real summer.

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