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 (http://twitter.com/SunPosition 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 - bit.ly/xZDAvL

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Glass Towers Undergo Refinements, Remain Desirable To Buyers - bit.ly/wRbvBw

The Legacy at Millennium Park, Chicago Wins Gold Design Award - shar.es/gJa0S

More high-rise fury as residents vow to block White City college development in London - bit.ly/yqNGSg

Newmarket examines high-rise cap, explore building height restrictions - bit.ly/zrntBG
 
RT @UrbanLandInst: Out of reach: How sprawl jacks up the cost of ‘affordable’ housing - bit.ly/zQ6BQ1

'Planning on the fly' ripped - London Free Press - lfpress.com/news/london/20…

New Ryerson residence will be sleek new addition to skyline - CityNews - bit.ly/A4bZQz

Tower won’t replace parking lot - Residents prevent 22 story building near 57th Street - Hudson Reporter - bit.ly/w8UmL6

Mount Pleasant (Vancouver) residents protest high-rise proposal - CTV British Columbia - bit.ly/xxLamX

Shanghai to put more limits on skyscraper foundation pits - english.eastday.com/e/120225/u1a63…

Bell tolls in Dublin for Liberty Hall as new tower gets the green light - herald.ie/news/bell-toll…

Dubai: another tallest hotel in the world - bit.ly/A2Jl3N

Canada’s tallest condo tower, Aura awarded three additional storeys in Toronto - Daily Commercial News - bit.ly/yAFy6M

Halifax councillors to get a look at YMCA expansion bid - The Chronicle Herald - bit.ly/zvy6G2

Lighting installation, named Sunrise To Sunset, brightens up gloomy pedestrian underpass in South Shields UK - bit.ly/xPJMB0

English Heritage lodge formal objection to Liverpool waterfront development - UK news - The Guardian - bit.ly/xFmb87

Vietnam parks its skyscraper projects - The Globe and Mail - bit.ly/ybQ1Y3

A new 35-storey skyscraper will loom over west London claim neighbours who vowed to fight the plan - bit.ly/zt3fo6

Neighbours concerned about shadow impact from 5-storey assisted living center approved for Watertown Square - Boston.com - bo.st/zppIaR

Neighbours concerned about shadow impact from proposed 3-storey seniors home - Kingston This Week - bit.ly/y8bKdn

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

Market Street, Toronto, revitalization pushes forward - bit.ly/zOopTh

RT @UrbanLandInst: Housing Expert Forum: What are some of the key characteristics of a healthy housing system? bit.ly/yP9STH

Council props up Skye Halifax, sends towers to public hearing - The Chronicle Herald - bit.ly/xF0m5O

Proposed 50-storey Jarvis Street, Toronto, condo would cast shadow over Allan Gardens - torontolife.com - bit.ly/ztfMZA

Erroneous and deceptive renderings and 3-D models misrepresent proposed Vancouver building project height and shadow impact - bit.ly/xxcnS0

Rectangular version of Absolute. RT @NewHomeBuyers: Very cool high-rise proposed for Vancouver - bit.ly/xsNB9C

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: @brad_tor74 ...there are rumours of an 80+ coming!! But, Aura is confirmed at 78! ow.ly/1GKaCG

Yorkville: Why you should live in this historic Toronto hotspot - Homes - National Post bit.ly/wclh9n

Fears 6 storeys might over-shadow picnic area and lake - ABC Newcastle NSW - bit.ly/zsEZl6

Lofty plans for Belmont building heights - ABC Newcastle NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - bit.ly/zsEZl6

Burnaby preserving heritage with new development by Intracorp - bit.ly/A0bZRW

Plans for Ottawa high-rise complex on Baseline to change - bit.ly/yaIgIq

Condos proposed for riverfront street - Winnipeg Free Press - bit.ly/A9MnUG

Should Cities Limit Building Heights? - The Atlantic Cities - bit.ly/AcwWlt

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier? - The Atlantic Cities - bit.ly/yFM5Vm

Toronto building bubble may strain mortgages - DailyHerald.com - bit.ly/zNAEba

Toronto News: High-rise plan looms over Allan Gardens - thestar.com - bit.ly/yIvoAO

Schlegel plan casts shadow on residents - Windsor - CBC News - bit.ly/w99L2B

@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 - ow.ly/98qBu

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Sweeet!!! We've got a high resolution image for 30Roe by @mintocondos - ow.ly/94hif

Wow, Azerbaijan planning to build world’s tallest skyscraper - 1,050 metres, 189 floors - bit.ly/y6zkN0

Brookfield’s New Glass Pavilion at World Financial Center - bit.ly/y8RnDS

Mississauga plaza re-development gets go-ahead - bit.ly/yebSSM

Based on Freed’s history, it'll be great. RT @NewHomeBuyers: New Condo Coming to King St. East? - bit.ly/xqrZ90

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Coming Soon: Pinnacle Uptown - bit.ly/z9D0tZ

RT @bildgta: Statement: Toronto Council request to be removed from the OMB - ow.ly/90bXj

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: Looks like Barrie is going mad for MADY's developments! LAKEview Condos is already 65% sold - shar.es/fI84T

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 bit.ly/ygM0mk

RT @TorontoUpdate: Four Seasons Toronto gets closer to opening - USA TODAY -bit.ly/xs7sDV

Edmonton downtown sidewalks will never be people places unless... bit.ly/zMJQdi

Guelph council defers decision on Gordon Street condos - bit.ly/zOrX9E

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

RT @TorontoUpdate: Toronto developer Brad J. Lamb to begin his first Calgary condominium project - National Post (blog) - bit.ly/yXSM76

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

Minto preparing to release master-planned community on legendary Windfields Farm in Oshawa - bit.ly/x3wyLm

Looking for awesome new construction in Mississauga? The answer is as clear as Crystal Uptown shar.es/fktEZ

RT @NewHomeBuyers: Pinnacle International is one busy builder. Do they have another Condo in store for Adelaide? - bit.ly/AE1mAa

RT @BrianPersaud: Interesting Development Sites Sold in Q4-2011 - shar.es/fxKxQ

How could this NOT have a shadow impact on the gardens? > Six-story development proposed for Tremont Street in Boston - bo.st/xv2Gsq

MT @Urban_Toronto: Aura condos - 3 more stores approved by the city - now 78 storeys! bit.ly/xbMGZj

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

RT @BrianPersaud: 1 York St by Menkes (proposed 70-storey twin towers) with 1426 units - shar.es/fYOM7

RT @torontoist: Take a first look at the new Globe and Mail office to be constructed at Front and Spadina - stjo.es/x8puAg

America's Health Threat: Poor Urban Design > The Chronicle of Higher Education - bit.ly/wIOdjz

RT @BuzzBuzzHome: All new construction update from @AuraCondominium, Canada’s first 75 storey condo tower [VIDEO] - ow.ly/8OCKQ

Rise in tall building growth - Construction Canada - bit.ly/xIWmog

Planners have huge role in shaping vision of cities - Vancouver Sun - bit.ly/AtAC5e

Cheers, Ralph

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