Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sun/Shade & Urban Development - Feb 2012

The following relate to urban development and design in general, specific projects, and sun/shade issues.  They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition) for the month of February 2012 and most contain links to news articles.

RT @Urban_Toronto: Sixty Colborne by Freed applies for 25 storeys -

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Glass Towers Undergo Refinements, Remain Desirable To Buyers -

The Legacy at Millennium Park, Chicago Wins Gold Design Award -

More high-rise fury as residents vow to block White City college development in London -

Newmarket examines high-rise cap, explore building height restrictions -
RT @UrbanLandInst: Out of reach: How sprawl jacks up the cost of ‘affordable’ housing -

'Planning on the fly' ripped - London Free Press -…

New Ryerson residence will be sleek new addition to skyline - CityNews -

Tower won’t replace parking lot - Residents prevent 22 story building near 57th Street - Hudson Reporter -

Mount Pleasant (Vancouver) residents protest high-rise proposal - CTV British Columbia -

Shanghai to put more limits on skyscraper foundation pits -…

Bell tolls in Dublin for Liberty Hall as new tower gets the green light -…

Dubai: another tallest hotel in the world -

Canada’s tallest condo tower, Aura awarded three additional storeys in Toronto - Daily Commercial News -

Halifax councillors to get a look at YMCA expansion bid - The Chronicle Herald -

Lighting installation, named Sunrise To Sunset, brightens up gloomy pedestrian underpass in South Shields UK -

English Heritage lodge formal objection to Liverpool waterfront development - UK news - The Guardian -

Vietnam parks its skyscraper projects - The Globe and Mail -

A new 35-storey skyscraper will loom over west London claim neighbours who vowed to fight the plan -

Neighbours concerned about shadow impact from 5-storey assisted living center approved for Watertown Square - -

Neighbours concerned about shadow impact from proposed 3-storey seniors home - Kingston This Week -

RT @Urbanation: RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Yes, @MenkesLife purchased 81 Peter St, Toronto, planning a 49-storey, 549 unit building

Market Street, Toronto, revitalization pushes forward -

RT @UrbanLandInst: Housing Expert Forum: What are some of the key characteristics of a healthy housing system?

Council props up Skye Halifax, sends towers to public hearing - The Chronicle Herald -

Proposed 50-storey Jarvis Street, Toronto, condo would cast shadow over Allan Gardens - -

Erroneous and deceptive renderings and 3-D models misrepresent proposed Vancouver building project height and shadow impact -

Rectangular version of Absolute. RT @NewHomeBuyers: Very cool high-rise proposed for Vancouver -

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: @brad_tor74 ...there are rumours of an 80+ coming!! But, Aura is confirmed at 78!

Yorkville: Why you should live in this historic Toronto hotspot - Homes - National Post

Fears 6 storeys might over-shadow picnic area and lake - ABC Newcastle NSW -

Lofty plans for Belmont building heights - ABC Newcastle NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation -

Burnaby preserving heritage with new development by Intracorp -

Plans for Ottawa high-rise complex on Baseline to change -

Condos proposed for riverfront street - Winnipeg Free Press -

Should Cities Limit Building Heights? - The Atlantic Cities -

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier? - The Atlantic Cities -

Toronto building bubble may strain mortgages - -

Toronto News: High-rise plan looms over Allan Gardens - -

Schlegel plan casts shadow on residents - Windsor - CBC News -

@BuzzBuzzHome It's not often I hear shadow studies referred to as cool ha-ha.

@BuzzBuzzHome Funny you should ask. I did the shadow studies for Aura. Why?

Awesome project! RT @BuzzBuzzHome: At 78 storeys @AuraCondominium will be the tallest condo tower in Canada -

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Sweeet!!! We've got a high resolution image for 30Roe by @mintocondos -

Wow, Azerbaijan planning to build world’s tallest skyscraper - 1,050 metres, 189 floors -

Brookfield’s New Glass Pavilion at World Financial Center -

Mississauga plaza re-development gets go-ahead -

Based on Freed’s history, it'll be great. RT @NewHomeBuyers: New Condo Coming to King St. East? -

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Coming Soon: Pinnacle Uptown -

RT @bildgta: Statement: Toronto Council request to be removed from the OMB -

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Looks like Barrie is going mad for MADY's developments! LAKEview Condos is already 65% sold -

RT @Urban_Toronto: A heritage church may be lost on St. Clair W. for a condo development, but not because of the developers. Check out

RT @TorontoUpdate: Four Seasons Toronto gets closer to opening - USA TODAY

Edmonton downtown sidewalks will never be people places unless...

Guelph council defers decision on Gordon Street condos -

Upper West Side NYC residents opposed to plans to build a 20-storey development. Concern re shadow impact -

RT @TorontoUpdate: Toronto developer Brad J. Lamb to begin his first Calgary condominium project - National Post (blog) -

RT @Urbanation: City set to take on developer at OMB over King Street 'Restaurant Row' proposal -

Minto preparing to release master-planned community on legendary Windfields Farm in Oshawa -

Looking for awesome new construction in Mississauga? The answer is as clear as Crystal Uptown

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Pinnacle International is one busy builder. Do they have another Condo in store for Adelaide? -

RT @BrianPersaud: Interesting Development Sites Sold in Q4-2011 -

How could this NOT have a shadow impact on the gardens? > Six-story development proposed for Tremont Street in Boston -

MT @Urban_Toronto: Aura condos - 3 more stores approved by the city - now 78 storeys!

RT @Urban_Toronto: Aura condos is going to be a massive beast - 3 more storeys approved by the city - now 78 storeys!

RT @BrianPersaud: 1 York St by Menkes (proposed 70-storey twin towers) with 1426 units -

RT @torontoist: Take a first look at the new Globe and Mail office to be constructed at Front and Spadina -

America's Health Threat: Poor Urban Design > The Chronicle of Higher Education -

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: All new construction update from @AuraCondominium, Canada’s first 75 storey condo tower [VIDEO] -

Rise in tall building growth - Construction Canada -

Planners have huge role in shaping vision of cities - Vancouver Sun -

Cheers, Ralph

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