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Look on the bright side, the siding is cleanable and water resistant! As for the stucco, it tends to get mildewed and black over time, but can always be painted over.
I think the building looks pretty good. They have broken up the massing, have lots of architectural details, and lots of glazing to let in light. Thankfully not your bog-standard, ho-hum, concrete box.
It might even convince a few people that five story skyscrapers are not that bad! :)
Thankfully not your bog-standard, ho-hum, concrete box.
Isn't that a given? Almost all of Fairfield's bog-standard, ho-hum boxes are wood frame. There are a couple of older concrete buildings on Linden, but they're actually not bog-standard. I think the only bog-standard, ho-hum concrete buildings in Fairfield would be the very old ones at Quadra and Collinson and at Quadra and Academy Close? But the recent paint job on the latter has diminished some of its bog-standardness.
I actually like this building too, for the reasons Torrontes mentions, and I don't have an objection to painted surfaces.
My reason for asking wasn't so much concrete vs stucco, it was more how poorly finished I thought the job looked, underneath the paint. Look at those 2-3 depressions in-between the two big windows, and the entire section on that corner to the left. That's rough, to my eye. I mean, this is a brand-new build, with new materials, not covering up some fault on an older building. It reminds me of my travels to Turkey and Morocco.
It reminds me of my travels to Turkey and Morocco.
Victoria is often called the Ankara of the northwest.
Ankara is inland. How about Marmaris, Fetihye or Gocek. We could build some tombs in Rockland.
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