February 3rd, 2005, 05:07 AM
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February 3rd, 2005, 05:07 AM
February 3rd, 2005, 05:15 AM
The Toronto look in action...im used to seeing this type building in renderings, wierd to see actually built.
February 3rd, 2005, 05:16 PM
Hmm...looks exactly like Radio City, honestly it really does! Especially with that view.
The tower looks really nice but the top does look quite off.
February 3rd, 2005, 05:30 PM
The top works for me...it's sort of a top...but not really...but it still finishes the building off for some reason....in a subtle way, rather than aggressively like most tops.
Homer J. Simpson
February 4th, 2005, 02:37 AM
You've been pretty busy lately eh KGB.
February 6th, 2005, 01:10 AM
On my way to Canadian Tire I decided to take a detour along Yorkville and check out this project (which is looking impressive, I must say), and I couldn't help but notice the Lincoln/Ford dealership on the way there just a block west of 18 Yorkville. I think we have a contender for one of the ugliest buildings in Toronto, ladies and gentlemen. It was one of the most suffocating, cinder block-like concrete buildings I've ever seen. I'd suggest tearing it down and replacing it, but I'm not even sure if the thing can be destroyed ... it's like a massive concrete fortress.
February 6th, 2005, 01:38 AM
Yep...but I look at this way...it's another prime condo tower site.
In fact, that whole little section between Bay-Cumberland-Yonge-Davenport is full of crappy little buildings ripe for condo towers...a lot of them are already slated for them.
When I think of it, little ole Yorkville has been getting one hell of a lot of condos lately.
February 6th, 2005, 02:03 AM
This is one of my favorite projects in Toronto. It looks awesome.
February 6th, 2005, 02:11 AM
February 6th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Well, I really don't think it's some kind of knockout, eye candy building...at least not in the sense of the ones we have been seeing elsewhere. But it just does everything well.
The deatils are good....the glass is done well...the mullions are done well...the brick is done well...even the precast is done well....the way the building impliments the different materials is done well...the textural feeling of the building is done well (especially the "cut-out" precast part)...the over-all dimensions are done well...the way it meets the street is done well...and from what I can tell, the landscaping will be well done....the base is done well...and the top is done well (I like it's retro treatment...I've seen that same mechanical penthouse on many 60's apartment buildings).
It's new...it's retro, without being overly derivative and it's not gregarious, and it manages to fit in and stand out at the same time. And it's evident without the building even being finished. And even though the initial rendering made it look pretty good, the finished products is far better.
It is very similar to Radio City...but I think it's much better (just the towers...Radio City is very good considering the entire complex).
February 6th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Jan. 23, 2005
February 6th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Where's the green glass?
February 7th, 2005, 11:17 PM
It's nice to know that the ugly buildings in Yorkville are gonna be torn-down. But will all these new condo projects ruin Yorkville? It's a shame that Yorkville isn't filled with more nice old historical buildings like these:
February 8th, 2005, 02:17 AM
Yorkville does have a lot of old buildigs. But it lost a lot of them a long time ago...now it just has to be an area of mixed-era buildings.
February 8th, 2005, 02:29 AM
Since Yorkville never had buildings of that caliber in the first place, there's nothing to cry about. Bring on those condos I say.
February 8th, 2005, 02:41 AM
This project has turned out well. I wonder what retail will be at the base.
February 13th, 2005, 03:15 AM
February 14th, 2005, 09:44 PM
cool pic someone at Urban Toronto took...it takes awhile to load for some reason
February 14th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Great pics all!!!
I especially love this picture, the tower looks so clear and nice!