Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Ashcroft is proposing a wide two or three storey arch on the north side of its convent development in Westboro. They are proposing an "arched" arch, rather than the very square ones at 200 Lett St (Claridge's project on LeBreton Flats). The photos above show their north arch. Notice that the road surface and pedestrian walking surface are undifferentiated with so much as a curb or coloured paver. At the midpoint of each Claridge arch is the entrance to the parking garage, so this passageway is sometimes busy with cars. The length of the passageway through the building seems short enough for pedestrians, with the eye attracted to the daylight at each end. It certainly does not feel like a Queensway underpass!