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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(06-29-2015, 02:41 PM)REnerd Wrote:
(06-29-2015, 09:00 AM)Drake Wrote: The Darth Vader tower is on King N. It is just south of the Tetris tower built by Schembri.

In London England all buildings seem to inherit a 'nickname' and rarely go by their true name.  You get things like:

The cheesegrader
The gerkin
The walkie talkie 

etc.  

Maybe we just need to start doing the same Smile

Well, we already have the Dolly Parton Building.  Maybe if the Google building turns out to be ominous rather than striking it could become known as the Luke Skywalker Building..... Wink
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(06-29-2015, 02:52 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Well, we already have the Dolly Parton Building. 

Are you referring to the Barbarella Towers?
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I think he's referring to the Madonna Building
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I think the Dolly Parton is more commonly used, is it not?
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[The joke I was going for was that the building has several nicknames]
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(06-29-2015, 03:29 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I think the Dolly Parton is more commonly used, is it not?

It may be, but none of them are really in common use.  Most people speak of the Canada Trust Tower, or just use the address ...
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(06-29-2015, 04:00 PM)tomh009 Wrote: It may be, but none of them are really in common use.  Most people speak of the Canada Trust Tower, or just use the address ...

And if that piece of locker room humour disappeared tomorrow, nothing of value would be lost.
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(06-18-2015, 09:49 PM)panamaniac Wrote: A large For Sale sign has gone up at 287 King E (corner Eby).  The house behind that building is also for sale and the lot next door on King St has been vacant for years.  It would be nice to see the properties consolidated for a new building.

I don't know whether it means that the properties have sold already, but the CBRE signs on these properties are already down.
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When you click the Google search result for cbre 287 King st E, it leads to a broken link.
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240 King St E?
[Image: opcpjb.jpg]

I've noticed that Google Street View now has images from May of 2015.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(07-01-2015, 10:02 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: 240 King St E?
[Image: opcpjb.jpg]

I've noticed that Google Street View now has images from May of 2015.
ha ha ha- that was taken last Saturday- my little bug on Market Day.
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why is that little sliver of a building still there? what was it and why wasn't it included in the development next door?
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(07-02-2015, 08:29 PM)Smore Wrote: why is that little sliver of a building still there?  what was it and why wasn't it included in the development next door?

I don't know what it was originally, but for many years it housed a children's clothing store called the "Little Pinto Shop" that was still in operation when the tower next door was built.  It is cute - too narrow to have an entrance on the front, the door is on the east side.  There used to be a little addition on that size that contained the entrance and another small display window.
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(07-02-2015, 09:23 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(07-02-2015, 08:29 PM)Smore Wrote: why is that little sliver of a building still there?  what was it and why wasn't it included in the development next door?

I don't know what it was originally, but for many years it housed a children's clothing store called the "Little Pinto Shop" that was still in operation when the tower next door was built.  It is cute - too narrow to have an entrance on the front, the door is on the east side.  There used to be a little addition on that size that contained the entrance and another small display window.

In Tokyo that building would be narrower (maybe only 3m wide), have a front entrance -- and maybe six stories.  Big Grin
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The building and houses on the northeast corner of King and Louisa have all been boarded up.  I hope the demolition will follow as soon as the roadworks are finished.  If I recall correctly a mid-rise mixed us building is planned for the site.
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