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  1. Daveography

    Edmonton | ICE District Block IJ | ?m | ?s | ICE District Prop. | Next Architecture

    ^ Perhaps, but I'm not sure it negates my point given how resident opposition to any kind of change often devolves into "this is bad because it may lower my property values." I think it may even reinforce my point, which I realize came in at a bit of an oblique angle, though, so to clarify...
  2. Daveography

    Car-Free Streets

    One closed street isn't going to materially impact your ability to get downtown by car. No one is taking anything away from you, you already have every privilege in the world being able to: Afford to own and operate a car Drive a car without physical or mental health impediments that would...
  3. Daveography

    Edmonton | ICE District Block IJ | ?m | ?s | ICE District Prop. | Next Architecture

    I remember when I was more active in various City engagement projects, Administration and Council were absolutely terrified of any introducing any policy initiatives that could "shock the housing market," even when prices kept rising and housing kept getting less and less attainable and less and...
  4. Daveography

    The Parks | 146.91m | 45s | 35s | 13s | Pangman | Hariri Pontarini

    I still need to get a photo of it, but under the podium roof on the south end of this phase are some pretty hefty-looking load transfer structures. I'm guessing once the podium of the south building is built, the midrise will be built literally sitting on top of both.
  5. Daveography

    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    Manicured grass is overrated.
  6. Daveography

    Edmonton | Altairus | 23m | 6s

    Unless the appellants can demonstrate that the development officer made an error in approving the permit, I can't see the appeal going anywhere. For better or for worse, the DC2 bylaw is approved and in effect. SDAB has no power to overturn that.
  7. Daveography

    Edmonton | Altairus | 23m | 6s

    https://edmontontribunals.ca/subdivision-and-development-appeal-board/2023-indexes-and-agendas - 07-July-20-2023-AGENDA.pdf
  8. Daveography

    General Architecture & Design Discussion

    Architectural Clearinghouse has this hanging on their wall.
  9. Daveography

    Edmonton | Stanley A. Milner Library | ?m | 6s | EPL | Teeple Architects

    If anyone is interested in dipping their toes into the Fediverse / Mastodon as an alternative to billionaire-owned social media sites, drop me a DM, happy to provide some guidance. Link to my instance / profile is in my signature 👇
  10. Daveography

    Edmonton | West Block | 60.35m | 16s | Beaverbrook | GEC

    R.I.P. La Roma. Lived there for a year, t'was actually a pretty good place to live, despite the, uhhh, interesting previous ownership.
  11. Daveography

    East Junction | 86m | 25s | Regency Developments | DER + Associates

    The whispers in the wind hum in Holyrood is that Regency is having some financial difficulties.
  12. Daveography

    Edmonton | The Artisan | 31.09m | 8s | Kota Contracting | DER + Associates

    I'm not one to casually defend DER, but this was one of their better designs. Also, the architect has very little to do with the owner/developer's ability to actually finance and build.
  13. Daveography

    Edmonton | Valley Line LRT/ Valley Line West | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

    So much this. Funny how we only think roads have design flaws when people driving are impacted. Never when a person driving impacts another human that's not in a car, in which case it's always their fault for existing. So tiresome and frustrating.
  14. Daveography

    Edmonton | Fox Towers | 107.28m | 33s | Langham Developments | KENNEDY

    ^ There was a 0% chance they were ever going to actually use gold glass.
  15. Daveography

    Miscellaneous

    I mean, Bigfoot has been part of indigenous legend long, long before white people got here. Where do you think the name "Sasquatch" comes from?
  16. Daveography

    Edmonton | Falcon Towers | 170m | 44s | Langham Developments | Arc Studio

    Almost felt like we were in a city for a second there.
  17. Daveography

    Edmonton | The Jameson | 53.95m | 17s | Open Sky | Acton Ostry

    It may look lost and scared, but don't worry! This is totally normal behaviour. Its parents aren't too far away, and will come back to feed it. If you see a lime, let it have downtime.
  18. Daveography

    Misc. Transportation Projects

    Did...did a kidnapper make that sign?
  19. Daveography

    Car-Free Streets

    The potential exists to open it up to more businesses (i.e., the entire length of ECC, Manulife, even the Toll building with a bit of work, and of course whatever gets built on the former BMO site). I'm not saying it would be easy or that these property owners could even afford to do it right...

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