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SIXO Midtown | 28 + 20? + 12? + ? fl | Proposed
That's what it would hinge on for me, too. I'm less interested in what they would look like if I were hovering above the ground (though the towers do look attractive to me).

It's hard to tell what might be going on streetfront.
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How kind of them to transplant all those mature trees onto OSC's helipad.
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Looks absolutely amazing. This is what the Barrelyards could have/should have been.
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Couple of additional renders, these at ground level. Very appealing.
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Focusing on those street levels:
   

   

I'm glad to see a very inviting space at the Wellington end.

The experience is less optimal as you walk towards the rail corridor, but it's an improvement over the concrete retaining wall of the last design.
The office building at the corner at least has the lobby directly on King St, with the big atrium. It's sterile, but better than nothing.

I do like that they're taking natural advantage of the grade change for the underground parking access, instead of further ruining other parts of the frontage.
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This is going to be pretty nice. They missed that across the street Google is building a new structure in that parking lot. My friend worked on that building and it sounds FANTASTIC.
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He worked on it (the new Google building)? What stage is it at?
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MidTowner Wrote:He worked on it (the new Google building)? What stage is it at?

I believe they were finishing renders last I knew. Probably some other work to be done. It's very artsy. Will be a great addition to town.
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This looks fantastic, hopefully this project sells well and what we see is what gets built out.
I also love the look of the office building and how it is not set back.

Even though I was a fan of the original renders this feels more complete and an all around improvement, was worth the wait.
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Here are some details from The Record. 

Mark me down as impressed!
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I like this:

Quote:The development includes paths so people can easily walk or cycle from Walter Street, through the Sixo site and connect to the transit hub and downtown, Zehr said. The design includes a large outdoor area, with fountains, patios and an outdoor amphitheatre, between the buildings on the site.
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The render shows cars driving from Moore into the office building underground parking? Looking at the area live, Grandlink has built a retaining wall at that spot. Are they going to rip up that wall in a few years for this development?
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(05-19-2017, 08:49 PM)Square Wrote: The render shows cars driving from Moore into the office building underground parking?  Looking at the area live, Grandlink has built a retaining wall at that spot.  Are they going to rip up that wall in a few years for this development?

They’re going to demolish several existing buildings and excavate a one-block area to a depth of multiple stories. Any retaining wall isn’t even worth mentioning.
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(05-19-2017, 08:49 PM)Square Wrote: The render shows cars driving from Moore into the office building underground parking?  Looking at the area live, Grandlink has built a retaining wall at that spot.  Are they going to rip up that wall in a few years for this development?

Are you sure they put a retaining wall there? I thought Moore was still going to be an access to the plaza (as it was before).

Either way, Grandlink has certainly built the left turn bay on King St for entering the plaza at that location. I was just there yesterday, and the road curbs are just as they are in the render. (I noted the curbs, but didn't notice... anything else.)

On the topic of retaining walls, I really hope whoever redevelops the McDonalds takes the grade of the entire site down 3 metres. That retaining wall is huge. It's like the McDonalds is on a pedestal.
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In a photo from Greg Papazian In I support Light Rail Transit in the Region Of Waterloo Facebook page, it shows the retaining wall directly across the new rebuilt Moore Ave.
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