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Balconies of the day

This balcony hides behind Willow and Agricola.

This balcony hides behind Willow and Agricola.

HALIFAX — These balconies offer pizzazz in their own distinct ways.

The one pictured above is a real perk for whoever snagged the corner office at the Time + Space Strategic Media office building. Actually, it replaces the corner office. The balcony is a retreat from the summer bustle. It offers a time to contemplate, to ponder.

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On the flipside, the tower behind Fire Station No. 3 on West Street puts it all out there for everyone to see. The concrete pillar offers up a festival of chains, stairs and iron beams. Crows hang there after firefighters are done refining their aerial rescues. Raw function is what these balconies offer. It’s all about public service. The view of the Kiss concert is not so hot, but listening to lead singer Paul Stanley while dangling in a stretcher makes up for it.

This post inspired by the Prince of Petworth’s “Door of the Day” awards. The Prince ain’t from Halifax, but we don’t hold that against him at all.

St. John’s gets serious about design

Windsor Street could get a very different look at this corner. (Photo illustration created from three images)

Windsor Street could get a very different look at this corner. (Photo illustration created from three images)

St. John’s United Church is hunting for an architect to help with the redevelopment of its building at the corner of Willow and Windsor streets. The congregation wants proposals to provide “design services” for the building of a smaller church facility and senior housing complex.
The new complex will replace the existing church.
The public call for tenders is just the latest step in the project. “There’s nothing new or startling” about the tender, said Brian Jay, leader of the team charged with implementing the redevelopment.
Jay said designs produced could ultimately be part of a development application to Halifax regional council.
Architecture firms have until noon, July 10, to deliver their proposals.
Jay said a newsletter providing updates on the project has already been delivered to about 200 neighbouring homes. Another newsletter may be produced in the fall.
Meanwhile, the church’s website has some information on the project. The Coast ran a detailed story in November about some of the problems facing the current church building.

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