Friday, July 31, 2015

Progress On Whatever This Really Is

It has been awhile since I last photographed this work in progress. This site in the downtown core has been undergoing serious work in the warm weather. The first two shots are from early June. A second, smaller building was being erected to the west of the main building.When done, there will be less parking than before.

These shots are from last weekend. Much of the exterior work on both buildings is nearly done; the interior work lies ahead.

34 comments:

  1. I like the way they've broken up the facade with different materials and colors.

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  2. What will be in the building?

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  3. I feel for the house that is beside this, as it is now dwarfed by these very square buildings.

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  4. Ah, yes. Parking is for chumps...
    I've been photographing a new building going up. It's not 50m from the railway crossing in Perth. It's a senior's home. The land was for sale for ages. It's crazy, with all the land around...I'll keep you posted!

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  5. Not looking all too bad though I bet someone's unhappy...

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  6. Probably a dentist's office... or some other filling.

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  7. We too have parking problem in our town. Too many buildings but insufficient parking space.

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  8. They seem to be working hard and fast.
    it's a pity the new building is hiding the house next to it.

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  9. @Cloudia: it is getting obscured.

    @Marianne: it definitely is.

    @Revrunner: visually speaking it does look different, while not really detracting too much from the neighbourhood.

    @Mo: if it's the same business that was there before whatever disaster befell it a year ago, a beer store would be going into the main building. I'll see if that's still the case.

    @VP: I've been surprised by how quick the work has been done over the last few months since it seemed slow going for awhile.

    @Linda: yes, they're a bit taller than the original building was.

    @Jennifer: there's a building project downtown that I wish I'd started documenting when the tear down started. They're getting towards the finish now.

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  10. @Ciel: some neighbours would prefer to deal without the noise, but they don't work this site on the weekends that I've noticed.

    @Tex: we shall see what it is!

    @Birdman: I'm still not sure. There aren't any signs, and the previous store wasn't the sort to just go out of business. Something catastrophic went wrong all of a sudden there that required the presence of trucks marked with things like disaster repairs.

    @Karl: the second building is what puzzles me- there was always just parking lot there.

    @Nancy: whatever these end up being, they'll have to make do with a lot less parking than what was here before.

    @Jan: I should look and see what the clearance between the two structures are- it doesn't look like much room in the shots.

    @Norma: still no idea, no.

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  11. You will have to let us know what goes on here!

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  12. Maybe some retail shop...but with less parking spaces.

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  13. It was very interesting to see its progress. I look forward to seeing what goes in there.

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  14. It is looking like some generic commercial building.

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  15. Nice sequence of shots to show the progress.

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  16. It will take some time to finish it all!

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  17. Here in Montreal, we have two seasons...winter and construction. There is a lot of construction going on this summer, more than usual, and it is annoying many drivers. Fortunately I take public transit. Interesting to see the progress in your photos, William.

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  18. It's a shame the design of the new buildings isn't more complementary to the surrounding architecture.

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  19. @Sharon: I think when I next photograph it, it'll be all done.

    @Tamago: it did seem odd. Whatever it'll be, it'll be something with traffic in and out quickly.

    @Denise: I hadn't expected to turn this into a series!

    @RedPat: that is true. At least at the moment.

    @Red: it was a good idea to occasionally document it.

    @Cheryl: I've been surprised at the progress.

    @Marleen: yes, the interior could take well into the fall.

    @Linda: that's the same here!

    @Anita: I've seen worse. Steel houses that ends up looking like building blocks half jumbled around, or places that end up looking like bunkers.

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  20. Let's say it's a slow work in progress William. I'll be interested to see the finished product Hoping you have a lovely weekend with lots of photo ops. .

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  21. We wait with bated breath William...what will it be..

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  22. alright, alright ... when will it up? should we stand in line & wait? ( ;

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  23. More shopping space, less parking. Their mind was really in gear.

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  24. Yup. It's looking pretty urban ubiquitous ready for anything from Baby Gap to fast food. Why do I guess it's not likely to be a cozy independent book store?

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