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  1. 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...
  2. By Yellow Fever at SSC taken June 1st [posted...

    By Yellow Fever at SSC taken June 1st [posted yesterday]:
  3. 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...
  4. 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...

    From SSP:

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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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    From SSP:

    From SSP:
  11. Has anyone commented on the zigzag corner -...

    Has anyone commented on the zigzag corner - compared to One Bloor East?
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  13. 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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  15. 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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    From SSP today:
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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...
  19. Shangri-la may have had venting ducts in the...

    Shangri-la may have had venting ducts in the floors - this one doesn't seem to, as there appear to be small window panels, some with with vents, just below the slab. If that's the case, venting would...
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    They just closed their store in Vancouver's...

    They just closed their store in Vancouver's Pacific Centre (also a Cadillac Fairview mall)
  21. Posted yesterday by Yellow Fever at SSC:

    Posted yesterday by Yellow Fever at SSC:
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    Article on Lincoln Station: ...

    Article on Lincoln Station:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/property-report/dear-developer-want-to-build-us-a-transit-station/article18610232/
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    Posted by Yellow Fever at SSC May 10 and 11- ...

    Posted by Yellow Fever at SSC May 10 and 11-
    North Road @ Lougheed and Clarke Road @ Burquitlam Station
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    No problem. From SSP: Some nice tunnel pics...

    No problem.

    From SSP:

    Some nice tunnel pics at the Grant Mattice link.
  25. From SSP: May 2nd, 2014

    From SSP:

    May 2nd, 2014
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