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  1. The standard configuration at SkyTrain stations...

    The standard configuration at SkyTrain stations in Vancouver (even new ones like Canada Line) is
    - elevator for handicapped access, up escalator and stairs (for both up and down).
    There may be...
  2. 5 levels of underground parking? Are they...

    5 levels of underground parking?

    Are they planning on a future office tower on that site too?
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  4. Would have looked better if they had angled them...

    Would have looked better if they had angled them relative to each other
    and centred it over the top of the building - even hanging over the top edge.
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    Investigation Report for that shifting guideway...

    Investigation Report for that shifting guideway segment at Como Lake Road posted here.
    It says the section was always intended to be part of a continuous span section, so there were no risers on top...
  6. From SSP June 11, 2014:

    From SSP June 11, 2014:
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    Pics of Coquitlam Central Station from SSP. The...

    Pics of Coquitlam Central Station from SSP.
    The additional rebar columns to the right in the first pics are for a switch and spur
    for a future extension to Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Pitt...
  8. Somewhat relevant - for the at-grade sections of...

    Somewhat relevant - for the at-grade sections of the Evergreen Line in Metro Vancouver, they are using "soil-mixing" (mixing soil and concrete) to stabilize soft soils without the need to drive piles...
  9. By Yellow Fever at SSC taken June 1st [posted...

    By Yellow Fever at SSC taken June 1st [posted yesterday]:
  10. Will they buy 2-car trains and link 2 x 2-car...

    Will they buy 2-car trains and link 2 x 2-car trains together to get the 4 cars, or buy the full 4-car articulated version?

    Seattle has 2-car trainsets that they join together if a longer train is...
  11. I think you can expect a transfer floor at level...

    I think you can expect a transfer floor at level 60 (or somewhere below) as the concrete walls in your unit and those shown in the photos do not line up. (i.e. on level 60, a structural wall lines up...
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    From SSP: Posted June 4, 2014: Posted...

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    Posted June 5, 2014:
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    Ahh, that explains it. Union Station would...

    Ahh, that explains it.

    Union Station would experience much more even flows on both platforms, being at the bottom of the loop, so there's little excess centre platform capacity that can be used...
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    The second (centre) platform will be for exitting...

    The second (centre) platform will be for exitting passengers, not waiting passengers and facilitiates passenger flow to current B-Line buses and will also do so for future M-Line to UBC.

    The...
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    Pretty much the same as what's being done at...

    Pretty much the same as what's being done at Union Station to address congestion on a single centre platform - with the exceptions that this is an elevated station and the passenger flows allow some...
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    He's comparing to digging up a roadway and laying...

    He's comparing to digging up a roadway and laying a streetcar track or LRT tracks at-grade in street or in a median in the middle of the street (irrespective of stations). So it's comment on the...
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  18. Has anyone commented on the zigzag corner -...

    Has anyone commented on the zigzag corner - compared to One Bloor East?
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  20. I wonder how the design will handle the wind load...

    I wonder how the design will handle the wind load with such a wide / top heavy design?
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    Summer or Fall of 2014. Cactus (and Earls),...

    Summer or Fall of 2014. Cactus (and Earls), spend millions of dollars on their interiors - it takes a very long time for construction.


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  22. I suspect that the switch to a steel structure...

    I suspect that the switch to a steel structure for the 2nd floor allows more flexibility in case a prominent retail tenant wants to configure the space in a specific way (maybe even omitting part or...
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    Yeah, Lincoln Station is walkable distance from...

    Yeah, Lincoln Station is walkable distance from Coquitlam Central Station (a major transit hub with Westcoast Express).

    It would be like building a station at Leslie (with bus loops) to link...
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