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Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge 
Pickering GO Station, Pickering
Developer: Metrolinx, Province of Ontario, Government of Canada

Pickering Office Tower (LEED Silver 8s + 3?) + Pedestrian Bridge

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  1. g2fl

    g2fl New Member

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    Tied to the recent $30 million investment from the Province in infrastructure investments for Pickering. GO Parking expansion + Pedestrian Bridge (over the 401) + 132,000 square-foot LEED Silver Office Tower to be built together with a completion date of March 2011.

    No new renders of the tower or mention of architects. 20 Vic Management Inc. is the developer of the tower.

    http://www.dailycommercialnews.com/article/id35311

    3D Renders of the Bridge can be found here: http://newsdurhamregion.com/news/article/135222

    "It was also announced that GO Transit and 20 Vic are jointly building a parking structure at the base of the building that will increase the tower's height by an additional three storeys and provide more parking for GO customers."

    The tower had been announced earlier with a construction date of July 2009.

    http://www.cityofpickering.com/standard/cityhall/news/past/OfficeTowerMay09.html

    Old render of Office Tower and Bridge

    http://www.cityofpickering.com/business/economic/print/OfficeIntensification_pop.html
     
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  2. ProjectEnd

    ProjectEnd Senior Member

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    This is good news for Pickering and I'm honestly hoping for the best, but how much can we expect here? That said, the business park 'round the south-west side of Brampton has seen some decent buildings lately.
     
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  3. p5connex

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    This is not a bridge - it is a monstrosity and an exercise in brutal design. It looks as though the support towers are going to need support themselves, because they are so heavy and ugly. Whoever designed this atrocity should be ashamed, very ashamed.

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  4. Alex S

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    The bridge looks great. They can't satisfy everyone's tastes I guess.
     
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    I just don't see anything brutal about that bridge. Looks pretty decent, actually.
     
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  6. Mike in TO

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    Looks like it would fit in well on the waterfront :)
     
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    *OH SNAP*

    It really is awful though.
     
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    Considering that it is in Pickering's downtown, on the 401, and attached to the GO station shouldn't the city speculate a bit and try and get this built a bit bigger?
     
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    Yeah, but in Toronto you cant be calling that thing a tower.:eek:
     
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  11. Jarrek

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    Perfect for Pickering.
     
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  12. taal

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    Is that jealousy I detect ...
     
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  13. Automation Gallery

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    Jealous of what, an 8 storey box.:confused:
     
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  14. marcus_a_j

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    From NRU Sept 16, 2009
     
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  15. interchange42

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    Wow - only $4 million per parking spot. Way to GO! I assume, finally, that this won't be a free GO lot.

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