The Alcott (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

shmessy

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I forget. Is the garage under ground replacing all the spots that were in the original garage that was on the lot?

If so this is a bad promotional pic for the building.

It's a TERRIBLE promotional pic. Did they use a view from 2012?????? Many prominent buildings that exist today (the two Hub towers) are missing or are completely different looking (Avalon).

They could have simply done a render of the Alcott in downtown anywhere.
 

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It's a TERRIBLE promotional pic. Did they use a view from 2012?????? Many prominent buildings that exist today (the two Hub towers) are missing or are completely different looking (Avalon).
maybe that was deliberate, so the new towers would stand out and not be clustered with what's currently being built.
 

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It's a TERRIBLE promotional pic. Did they use a view from 2012?????? Many prominent buildings that exist today (the two Hub towers) are missing or are completely different looking (Avalon).

They could have simply done a render of the Alcott in downtown anywhere.
I don’t think it’s new. Pretty sure that rendering dates back to some of the earlier BPDA filings.
 

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Yea its movin on uppp.. movin on up... in the west endd.. movin on up.. they finally got a piece of the pie ieee
 

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You know how much them CR-V drivers love their off-roadin'!
 

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I have a friend who is working on this and we talked today. Apparently they’re moving at a blistering pace on all fronts. Three items of note:

1) they anticipate an August 2020 topping off.
2) they already have crews inside doing some of the interior work that often comes quite a bit later.
3) Work on the skin begins tomorrow (2/27), though I’m not sure how long it will be until we see that scaling the side of this.
 

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Its smart, the faster you get it done the less time youre spending money on construction and the quicker youre making money and return on investment. Youd think more devs would go as fast as possible for these reasons.
 

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Its smart, the faster you get it done the less time youre spending money on construction and the quicker youre making money and return on investment. Youd think more devs would go as fast as possible for these reasons.
It makes sense to my layperson's brain, but I guess it's a bit of a struggle. There's no elevator on site yet, so materials for all projects have to be hoisted by crane which is an issue, especially with multiple teams that have different priorities. Some of the interior work that people are on site for can't actually be completed until the exterior walls are in place so they're being paid to do nothing. Some of the finishings (doors, counter tops, flooring, etc.) is ready to be delivered but nobody wants it because there's nowhere to store the stuff for the 6+ months until it's needed and accepting delivery also means accepting responsibility if it gets damaged while being stored for 6+ months. So it sounds like there's an art to doing this the right way and they may have jumped the gun a bit.
 

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In the last photo at bottom left that load-bearing column arrangement where it switches to diagonal poles, well that doesn't look so reassuring, especially where the 2 wider slabs are supported by a much thinner pole
 

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