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October 15th, 2002, 12:35 AM
First Canadian Place
HEIGHT: 298m/978 feet
ARCHITECT: Edward Durell Stone and Associates
The tallest building in Canada, the 72-storey First Canadian Place incorporates the Bank of Montreal's head office. Its innovative perimeter structural steel tube design is unique both in its highly efficient use of steel, and for an ease of assembly that enabled the building to be constructed very quickly, an extremely important economic factor in the pressurized development and real-estate climate of Toronto in the late 1970s.
The design resulted in large floor plates of approximately 30,000 square feet of virtually column-free space. The complex also includes a three-level banking shopping and entertainment podium and a five-acre landscaped park 35 feet above street level.
October 15th, 2002, 01:39 AM
8/10 White Makes stand out. Not anything special
October 15th, 2002, 02:31 AM
i like the horizontal repetition, rather than Aon's vertical .. makes it look taller .. . 7/10
October 15th, 2002, 03:37 AM
Nice and massive but a bit dull.
October 15th, 2002, 03:57 AM
a fine skyscraper (remember boxes are my favorites), but i much, much prefer Aon's vertical emphasis. Aon soars into the heavens and looks incredibly tall in person because of this soaring aspect. the horizontal of FCP makes it a little more clunky and less graceful. but it is still a very solid and sturdy design. and reentrant corners are always a nice and subtle touch.
October 15th, 2002, 02:37 PM
Plain, boxy and dull. It is somewhat more impressive than Aon Center in Chicago though.
October 15th, 2002, 03:51 PM
Yawwwn, no I don't like this one at all I'm afraid. 5/10 for height
October 16th, 2002, 01:51 AM
7/10. It's a box.
October 16th, 2002, 02:17 AM
I don't like it, and I never will. It's a corporate box, pure and simple. At least it is an honest design, that doesn't attempt to reach stratospheric hieghts with anemic spires. It looks like something that you would expect to see in Houston or Chicago IMO.
October 16th, 2002, 11:49 PM
I agree its not impressive, but when you see it in person it kind of grows on you.
October 17th, 2002, 12:18 AM
Dull and uninspiring...5/10
October 19th, 2002, 02:37 AM
O.K. box. I agree that it looks better in person. 7.5.
October 19th, 2002, 03:06 AM
5/5, i think the colour is abit.... dull
but then its huge!
October 19th, 2002, 05:18 AM
I like it.
October 19th, 2002, 11:48 PM
It's just a dull box.
October 20th, 2002, 04:17 AM
another boring box.
October 20th, 2002, 12:21 PM
Yeah, its a dull box but i rate it 6/10...
October 21st, 2002, 12:54 PM
God this thing is ugly. It does nothing interesting and looks like a construction trailer on end. Height does not even matter here for me as I wish this buiding could be hidden or reclad.
Aon in Chicago is much more successful IMO.
October 25th, 2002, 03:50 AM
pretty boring building, ill give it a 5, since its pretty tall
October 27th, 2002, 06:43 PM
tallest in canada... gotta get some respect. 7/10
October 28th, 2002, 02:13 AM
so not worthy of being the tallest.......... think I've said this before, but Scotia Plaza - now THAT's worthy of the prestige of tallest in Canada ;)
November 2nd, 2002, 10:30 AM
a different color would make it better!
November 10th, 2002, 05:31 AM
boxes don't interest me at all.
November 21st, 2002, 04:07 PM
6/10 - Another box, a lot like the Aon center in Chicago.
It's slender, and has good height; the indentations at the corners help the shape, and the facade dances with the light, at least from some angles.
Vertical strips on the facade would helpd the height more, however, as would some setbacks. And I still am not cracy about flat roofs...
November 23rd, 2002, 10:25 AM
even though I'm a box enthusiast this one is average although it's got height....7.5/10.
December 15th, 2002, 04:30 AM
Boxy, plain, and I'm sure that the Toronto forumers agree that it could use a big clean up, just like how the Aon building in Chicago was cleaned. I'll give it some respect for being the tallest in Canada, 7/10.
December 18th, 2002, 05:26 AM
December 18th, 2002, 05:28 AM
its a classic... tastefully done. 9.5/10.
December 20th, 2002, 02:44 PM
Dull, boring, dirty, box that hasn't aged well... 6/10
December 21st, 2002, 10:14 PM
I don't like any of the skyscapters in Toronto at all~.. they are not distinctive.. and boring... Motreal has much better skyscapter then Toronto guy~ Most of the skyscapters in Toronto are too conservtive..... Come on, they should desing some weird staff like the new proposals for WTC~ he he he
December 22nd, 2002, 05:18 AM
February 5th, 2003, 03:40 AM
A bad building. Its hugely expensive Italian marble cladding is discolouring and being replaced piece by piece. It will take years to complete this operation. It is ugly, the windows are too small (I used to work there) and the lobby is hideously ostentatious (think Zsa Zsa Gabor, for those old enough to know who that is). The adjacent banking hall is as bad as the TD banking hall across the street is great. Just a disaster; despite the fact that it's been Canada's tallest for over 25 years, it's pretty much unknown outside Toronto (even many Torontonians who don't get downtown much have to have it described to them before they figure out what building you're talking about.)
February 5th, 2003, 11:54 PM
6/10. Not terribly ugly, but not a beauty queen either. I like the cut corners, but I think Canada needs a prettier building to be called Canada's tallest office building.
February 16th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Boring, but on the same time very nice, hard to explain. 8/10
February 26th, 2003, 10:15 PM
Yeah it's a box,yeah it's dull.But! It's tall!
March 6th, 2003, 06:08 PM
7/10 Yes it's a boring box, but it's massive looking in person, and I agree, it could use a clean-up.
March 7th, 2003, 12:13 AM
Dull boring box, but that blue logo (visible in the Chicago waterfront scene in that crappy Fat Greek Wedding movie) has always done something for me....and all my money is in there.
March 8th, 2003, 04:19 PM
I think its good for the 1970s-nice height. clean design. 8/10
April 6th, 2003, 06:28 AM
Ugh. It's the Aon nightmare all over again. This disaster is the centerpiece of the extraordinarly drab Toronto skyline. For being such a dynamic city, it sure has a boring skyline. 3/10
April 18th, 2003, 12:44 AM
Boxy but elegant
April 18th, 2003, 01:08 AM
Guess I'm boring by repeating that it's boring....
April 19th, 2003, 06:45 PM
Give it a 6.5.
May 4th, 2003, 10:57 AM
Box alert!! :rant:
This is simply the smaller version of AON.. Umimpressive to the core >(
May 20th, 2003, 10:24 PM
6.5 Not so sexy even for a psuedo box.
New Jack City
May 21st, 2003, 12:12 AM
7/10...Looks too much like the Aon Center in Chicago. You gotta like the black and white combo, and the horizontal lines going across. You have to appreciate the height and it's title of being the tallest in Canada.
July 14th, 2003, 02:21 AM
Another Toronto box. 6
July 24th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Another Toronto box. 6
right........get a clue man....don't judge by a couple of pictures you've seen.
July 24th, 2003, 07:09 PM
Not my favourite Toronto skyscraper, but quite impressive. :)
July 24th, 2003, 07:44 PM
simple building..at appereance
August 7th, 2003, 08:55 PM
September 1st, 2003, 01:43 PM
I like tall boxes, and this one is quite good. 7.5/10
September 2nd, 2003, 02:20 PM
It's a dull box. Plain windows and color. It isn't nearly as good as Aon Center, because Aon is in a good location and is right next to Two Prudential Plaza. What is even more pathetic is that it can be the tallest building in a "skyscraper capital" like Toronto.
September 7th, 2003, 07:43 PM
not my style of facade
September 12th, 2003, 08:06 AM
September 15th, 2003, 09:42 AM
Saying this is just a dull box building is a little easy.
Remember - this was built in 1975 - I would agree with all comments if this was built in 1990.
First Canadian Place was build with the idea of creating the largest possible open floor plans that they could - and did. In the seventies this was the style for buildings - sleek and 'modern', the colours and building material are also reflective of the times.
I'm not saying that they are beautiful - but you must respect them in the context of when the building was built.
First Canadian Place is one of first modern skyscrapers.
September 20th, 2003, 03:04 AM
Remember - this was built in 1975 - I would agree with all comments if this was built in 1990.
ummm urban...You should see some buldngs in New York city they were built around early 1900's and it looks much better than this canada building
September 20th, 2003, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by waterloo
ummm urban...You should see some buldngs in New York city they were built around early 1900's and it looks much better than this canada building
He does have a point in that the late 60's through the 70's yielded some of the worst corporate boxes ever conceived in North America. Unfortunately we have a virtual sea of those in NYC next to the pre-war beauties.;)
But saying this; "First Canadian Place is one of the first modern skyscrapers" is going a bit too far. Glass boxes with large floor plates came onto the scene decades before First Canadian, including in Toronto.
September 26th, 2003, 11:12 PM
I never liked this one. In fact, it's my least favourite in Toronto.
Its facade is begining to wear, and its base looks like a shopping mall on the outside. If they set back the base from the street and brought stores on the inside, outside, then may be we would have more street life in Toronto's CBD after hours.
If they fixed it up, It would appeal to me more.
October 6th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Ugly One ! 5.5/10 ! :puke:
October 6th, 2003, 01:31 AM
I'm not trying to defend it as a master piece but you have to understand the time and reason for the construction.
I just think it's unfair to judge this building to buildings built in the late 80's and 90's.
October 10th, 2003, 11:07 AM
I understand what your talking about urban....I can remember when they built it. This was the flagship of the Reichman empire...at that time, this was as good as it got, and was excactly what the market called for.
As the 8th tallest building in the world when it was built, and with E. D. Stone as the architect, and the sea of marble inside and out....and it's mixed-use base....this was pretty impressive at the time.
The big drawback for it, was the fact the CN Tower was u/c at the same time, and stole it's thunder in terms of tall structures.
It does exude the powerful, conservative Bay St bank-building feeling it was intended to, but looking at it as just a member of the skyline....it has not aged well at all (even before you consider the falling apart marble facade).
It's MINT neighbours like Mies's TD and Pei's CIBC are gems today...and even the late 70's RBP is still the great glowing jewel....they have all aged very well....FCP might still tower over them, but has really lost it's standing in the style dept.
October 10th, 2003, 03:16 PM
Royal Bank Plaza is a gem, but Commerce Court West? What makes it any better than First Canadian Place? CCW is also a box except that it's clad in stainless steel. FCP makes more of a statement as part of the Toronto skyline than CCW, and not just because of its height, although that is the main factor.
October 11th, 2003, 08:49 AM
Yes....CCW is extremely good. But with the international style, it's the very subtle details that make all the difference between masterpieces and mediocre. And I also think it takes a much more sophisticated eye for architecture to see it, which I think explains why a lot of people see this building as no different than the run-of-the-mill modern buildings of the period out there.
Not trying to be a snob, just pointing out that the subtle design features of buildings that are intended to be sparse on detail are far less obvious to detect, and even more difficult to design.
Other styles were much easier to build "attractive" examples...Modern was very difficult, which is why many fail.
October 12th, 2003, 08:13 AM
CCW is not extremely good. Holy hyperbole Batman! I hope you are not suggesting that it's a masterpiece. If anything, it's mediocre. KGB, you would be hard-pressed to find five people that agree with what you said in your last post.
Aesthetics don't require sophisticated, elitist, snobby qualifications in order to be appreciated. Yes, one could argue that architectural aesthetics are objective, but at the same time, there is no denying that there are shapes, colours, and proportions which are pleasing to the eye, regardless of who is viewing them. CCW exhibits few, if any, of these qualities. Okay, I'm overstating things, but it is a very average building. It is functional, and it's definitely not an eyesore, however, it accomplishes this by being bland and ordinary.
While it is just a box, at least it's different than the other boxes that make up the Toronto skyline. The colour of the stainless steel and glass complements the other buildings in the vicinity. For that reason alone, I suppose it's an integral part of the Toronto skyline. As an individual building I don't find it very interesting, but as a part of the skyline, it's okay.
I don't hate the CCW, but I think it's the least impressive of the Toronto bank buildings. Of course this is just one man's opinion, and I could be wrong. We'll just have to agree to disagree. Anyway, I digress; this thread is supposed to be about FCP.
October 16th, 2003, 02:50 AM
Nothing interesting, but is tall, I like that 7/10
October 17th, 2003, 08:24 AM
But it looks clean
November 8th, 2003, 03:47 AM
Nice tower, but nothing special.
November 8th, 2003, 05:27 AM
November 14th, 2003, 07:40 AM
Looks good enough for a Simple straight box. No great work of architecture.
November 17th, 2003, 09:23 AM
January 17th, 2004, 07:15 PM
A different box, is not very classic , seems to be cheap is not elegant 8/10 For the year of construction
February 1st, 2004, 06:48 PM
"seems to be cheap"
You could critisize FCP on a number of points....but being cheap is not one of them. It was a top-of-the-line AAA office building.
February 3rd, 2004, 07:13 AM
Mmm.. not a bad box.. :)
February 10th, 2004, 02:08 AM
it seems pretty boring but something about it makes it stand out... :D
February 10th, 2004, 06:44 PM
March 5th, 2004, 08:43 PM
7.5/10 tall but still boring...
March 14th, 2004, 04:58 PM
7 World Trade
April 3rd, 2004, 03:30 AM
aww...it's not that bad, it has a real sleek look to its facade. pretty nice for an international-style era skyscraper. but i think trump toronto is more worthy to be the tallest in toronto. 8/10
April 3rd, 2004, 12:15 PM
I know it's plain a and boxy but it's a magnificent scraper! There's just something about the simplicity and whiteness that gives the building a glorious purity. My favourite in Canada, not just because it's the tallest, but because for some reason it's very appealing to me. I also think the logo of the BMO is very fitting, I like the blue and white combination--even if almost negligible--.
They should whiten the plates, also some of them are missing...that's a bit of a downer.
May 20th, 2004, 09:45 PM
no special,but its high and quite beautiful
May 21st, 2004, 07:27 AM
If I were to judge this building from pictures alone i'd give it a 6 or 7... but man, in person it's truly beautiful
June 21st, 2004, 04:44 PM
very nice box 7.5/10
July 15th, 2004, 09:49 PM
To paraphrase One Human from earlier, average building, great in skyline. I agree. Not a horrendous box, like the color and the lines, and the sheer height you feel by looking up at it from the base. Solid design, but not spectacular. (Does anyone find it humorous that a wine-drinker icon, Bank of Montreal, is headquartered in Toronto? So much for Quebec pride).
July 15th, 2004, 09:55 PM
my favourite box.. 8.5/10 :)
July 17th, 2004, 07:50 PM
July 22nd, 2004, 12:21 PM
If you like stripes it's ok, I don't like stripes. 6
August 27th, 2004, 09:57 PM
never seen anything more boring and dull! 0
September 11th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Striking simple design. 7/10.
September 12th, 2004, 01:15 PM
September 15th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Its height is incredible ... but the design is rather unimaginative. It looks awesome at night though.
September 20th, 2004, 10:29 PM
November 2nd, 2004, 10:23 PM
Good for Toronto ;)
November 5th, 2004, 02:55 PM
November 5th, 2004, 02:56 PM
7,5/10 - Nice B0X
November 6th, 2004, 01:23 AM
Now this is a boring building. 5/10
November 8th, 2004, 06:39 AM
very nice box 8/10
December 5th, 2004, 01:19 AM
5/10 - nothing out of the ordinary
December 5th, 2004, 01:58 AM
It's a nice box, but it doesn't pull-off the box as well as Aon. The horizontal banding of windows makes it look fatter. This is opposed to Aon, whose vertical striping slims the tower and makes it appear even taller, by making the floors less obvious it looses scale. I looks like it goes on forever. FCP doesn't do this, so it always appears to be 70 stories. 8/10
December 5th, 2004, 05:17 AM
Pure classic and Toronto just wouldn't be the same withought it. I also love it to death!! 10/10
December 23rd, 2004, 12:26 AM
7.5 I liked it
Vlad the Great
December 26th, 2004, 12:00 AM
It's a good, solid scraper and I like it!
January 14th, 2005, 07:02 AM
7.5/10 only because it is tall
January 15th, 2005, 06:58 AM
Elegant... 10 points
January 16th, 2005, 05:38 PM
It's tall, and that's the only thing I can say about it.
Nothing special... 6/10
January 17th, 2005, 09:53 AM
its definately better horizontal than vertical, I was never a fan of Aon in Chicago. 7.5/10
January 17th, 2005, 09:51 PM
January 19th, 2005, 04:17 AM
Extremely elegant, no argument there. 10/10
January 20th, 2005, 04:12 PM
March 14th, 2005, 08:44 PM
March 15th, 2005, 08:23 PM
It looks so white in that pic HK! 8/10
March 18th, 2005, 01:04 AM
Not a very good TB for Canada. Too original and slightly tacky. I give it a 5.5/10. :(
April 4th, 2005, 03:31 AM
Cheap-looking, ugly white eyesore. A disgrace.
April 4th, 2005, 03:36 AM
An okay okay scraper.7.
April 8th, 2005, 08:49 AM
nice and elegant 7
April 12th, 2005, 11:14 PM
For a box I really like it. 9/10
April 17th, 2005, 05:26 AM
They couldn't build Scotia Plaza taller than this
outdated slab of bleached marble/granite/limestone
or whatever material they used?
Thank God for the CN Tower! 5.5/10
April 17th, 2005, 10:46 PM
I'm not a box fan, but this isn't the worst I've seen. It's definitely a product of its time and already looks a little dated. On the whole it's respectable but nothing special. 6.5/10
April 18th, 2005, 05:06 AM
just a plain box, only 7 from me
April 22nd, 2005, 05:41 PM
A box, but with some class. I like the colors and the striped cladding, which is quite good quality. The angles work well. Good height. It's a bit boring but it's not bad at all.
May 12th, 2005, 05:08 AM
the corners are good and the rest of building is also not bad in a 60's context.It's just not my kind of building...
May 12th, 2005, 11:50 AM
May 28th, 2005, 01:24 AM
8/10 Aon Center Chicago is more elegant.
May 29th, 2005, 12:54 AM
June 28th, 2005, 11:17 PM
July 6th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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July 14th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Boring box. I don't like it, like many of Toronto's towers. 4.5/10.
August 6th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Quite nice box. And very tall ;) 8/10
August 8th, 2005, 02:59 AM
ugly box 5/10
August 8th, 2005, 06:57 PM
August 25th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Nice white facade, 9/10
August 26th, 2005, 02:20 AM
September 3rd, 2005, 04:00 AM
not bad since its TO's tallest.
September 5th, 2005, 01:34 AM
7/10. Too boxy. Just an ordinary skyscraper.
September 5th, 2005, 11:31 PM
I like these kind of boxes - simple yet elegant. A classic skyscraper.
September 6th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Nice building although pretty old tall enough for a 9.5
September 23rd, 2005, 08:57 PM
9/10 Admittedly, on it's own it may just be a white box but it blends in extremely well with its surroundings and is gorgeous by night. I could see it from my hotel room when I was there in March and I think it's one of the best in Toronto.
September 30th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Tall but small windows. nothin special. 7.5
September 30th, 2005, 02:35 PM
It's average but tall, 7.5/10
October 1st, 2005, 04:38 AM
9.5/10. Magnificant in its simplicity. Perfect sleek and clean facade, towering height and the cut out corners really make it. And great name for the tallest building in Canada.
October 1st, 2005, 12:26 PM
October 2nd, 2005, 06:24 PM
the tallest of canada , good high but not very original structure
October 2nd, 2005, 06:25 PM
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October 6th, 2005, 11:58 AM
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October 26th, 2005, 01:17 AM
all the love 8/10
October 29th, 2005, 11:03 AM
all the respect to the tallest building in canada .
October 29th, 2005, 06:16 PM
I don't like it, it's too plain white and boxy, really boring.
October 30th, 2005, 09:13 PM
November 17th, 2005, 12:23 AM
November 18th, 2005, 05:01 AM
November 20th, 2005, 10:05 AM
8/10 it looks taller than it really is, i dont' really like box forms but this one's alright
November 20th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Looks nice but boring. At least his height makes it a bit impressive. But I tend to think it's better than some recent stuff that don't resemble anything.
Should be good as a part of a skyline, but it looses it interests on its own.
November 22nd, 2005, 04:16 AM
A dull 7
November 23rd, 2005, 01:43 AM
Plain and boring box, but I must give this skyscraper props because The Toronto skyline wouldn't look great without this. Plus, I really like this scraper at night, it's almost fully lit up everytime I see it.
Adam from Oz
November 24th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Tall, white and dull. Messy top with those antennae.
November 24th, 2005, 05:27 PM
i do like boxes, simple and sleek. The edges add a cool touch,
December 3rd, 2005, 04:33 AM
Nothing extra special 8/10
December 3rd, 2005, 10:50 AM
December 6th, 2005, 06:10 AM
It appears as if none of the shots from the beginning are showing up
I give FCP a solid 9. It's been the tallest for quite a while and it really does soar. Counting the antenna that are affixed to the roof, it would be well over 350m.Though I do prefer black more than white, FCP's white marble is quite nice and certainly adds to the building's quality. Underground, FCP has the best shopping of any of the skyscrapers of Toronto's financial district.
December 20th, 2005, 03:37 PM
December 21st, 2005, 02:57 PM
8.5/10. Beautifully basic.
December 22nd, 2005, 04:45 PM
8/10!... nice pic Skybean
December 24th, 2005, 12:13 AM
December 30th, 2005, 09:37 PM
7/10 a tall box but bland
January 9th, 2006, 02:21 PM
5.5/10 huge box
FROM LOS ANGELES
January 11th, 2006, 03:20 AM
A tall but boring tower. 6/10
January 12th, 2006, 05:30 AM
Its a box, its a little bit boring but tall as hell. It works. sort of. for toronto
i like it
March 4th, 2006, 07:03 AM
4/10 Classic Box, don't look, it will hurt your eyes
April 15th, 2006, 08:46 PM
April 27th, 2006, 05:11 PM
April 28th, 2006, 02:41 PM
April 28th, 2006, 04:17 PM
May 10th, 2006, 07:20 AM
nothing special but love the height... a major focus point of the Toronto skyline and FCP gives Bay Street it's powerful image.
May 10th, 2006, 10:32 PM
i love it , tall boxy building 8/10
May 20th, 2006, 06:46 AM
Very nice looking box!
May 20th, 2006, 04:10 PM
May 20th, 2006, 09:02 PM
May 22nd, 2006, 06:36 AM
too simple. 4/10
May 24th, 2006, 07:59 AM
8/10 tall and massive but nothing special.
May 25th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Huge box without any special features...Even it's date of built and height don't make a difference. 3/10
May 26th, 2006, 12:29 AM
nice box 7.5/10
June 13th, 2006, 12:24 PM
i love it, 9/10
July 4th, 2006, 08:32 AM
they should have done something about the top.
July 6th, 2006, 06:14 AM
I accidentaly clicked 3 or less
If it had more gloss it would rate more with me
July 16th, 2006, 11:19 AM
September 5th, 2006, 06:17 AM
September 15th, 2006, 02:54 AM
September 23rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
One of my favourite skyscrapers in the world. Looks somewhat like what Twin Towers looked like.
October 11th, 2006, 02:04 AM
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October 11th, 2006, 03:21 AM
October 14th, 2006, 12:41 AM
5 / 10
October 17th, 2006, 02:45 AM
October 19th, 2006, 06:07 PM
October 22nd, 2006, 05:59 PM
October 22nd, 2006, 06:06 PM
i love this tower
October 27th, 2006, 03:55 AM
this buildings amazing in person, but not the most photogenic building
October 27th, 2006, 04:42 AM
October 29th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Would suit more or less any big city in the world.
October 30th, 2006, 10:10 PM
i like it because it' tall
November 1st, 2006, 02:03 AM
Nice 8/10 !
November 21st, 2006, 02:45 AM
Bland, uninspired, no redeeming qualities during the day. It's decent at night. The building feels cold and uninviting, don't like how it meets the street. It looks even worse when the white marble is dirty. 3.5/10
Takes the shine off its boxy sister, TD Tower.
November 21st, 2006, 02:57 AM
Here's a pic by me.
November 25th, 2006, 01:07 PM
December 5th, 2006, 03:10 AM
one of the buildings you can count floors til 30 without mistaking, then, you probably end up counting 90
December 5th, 2006, 04:43 AM
^^ lol. 9/10 for height, 3.5/10 for design.. overall 6/10
December 7th, 2006, 07:20 PM
January 7th, 2007, 08:17 PM
not a bad box
January 8th, 2007, 11:55 AM
February 2nd, 2007, 07:58 AM
What can I say, my personal favorite due to being born a Torontonian (and I love boxscrapers). I also have to admit that I liked seeing one of my photos being used in this thread years before I read it LOL)...
With that said, the building has pretty much stood up for itself. Was the sixth tallest in the world until 1982 (Chrysler Building fans may want to argue that one, but going by World Encyclopedia stats from the 80's :) )
The design of eight corner offices per floor was brilliant! I'll also miss the the original 'Blue M'...
I know it's not the worlds best skyscraper, but I know it's among the best...
February 2nd, 2007, 02:58 PM
4.5 / 10
standard cookie cutter block.
February 3rd, 2007, 07:35 AM
not very consistant........:2cents: :lol:
it's a box....................7 because the corners are cut out
February 3rd, 2007, 08:59 AM
Hogtown's height king.Don't know why,but I like it.8/10.
February 5th, 2007, 03:40 AM
February 22nd, 2007, 11:25 PM
This box was built almost 40 years ago.........yikes.. it still looks very modern in my opinion.
February 23rd, 2007, 03:21 PM
its a great city, but individually the buildings are nothing out of this world.
February 23rd, 2007, 03:28 PM
7.5 for its height.
February 26th, 2007, 05:40 AM
February 26th, 2007, 10:39 PM
boxy but i love it
February 27th, 2007, 07:10 PM
Its ok. 6.5
April 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM
its got height; design not too bad
April 12th, 2007, 07:13 AM
what can I say.. 4
April 12th, 2007, 09:25 PM
April 13th, 2007, 02:51 AM
April 20th, 2007, 10:19 PM
April 21st, 2007, 06:19 AM
grand but boring at the sametime 5/10
April 21st, 2007, 02:34 PM
Bog standard scraper. It's what skylines are made of but does not 'make' them. 7/10
April 27th, 2007, 05:58 AM
6.5 The scale of this building stops you in your tracks and the podium cements in your mind that you in the midst of something powerful and monied. The podium is, in fact, better than the tower. This building is grand, but evokes little other feeling in me.
April 27th, 2007, 06:38 AM
what's wrong with boxy??? i've loved this building since i was a kid. but i do admit toronto needs some new skyscrapers.
May 2nd, 2007, 06:41 PM
May 3rd, 2007, 05:52 PM
Just a simple skyscraper and i do not like the materials they used. His height is nice. 6,5/10
May 5th, 2007, 07:46 AM
It's okay... I'm not big on boxy designs.
May 5th, 2007, 08:09 AM
it's a great city... 10!!!
May 10th, 2007, 07:16 PM
May 11th, 2007, 03:20 PM
it's a great city... 10!!!
city doesn't make the skyscraper, brah...this just CAN'T be a 10 anymore.
May 16th, 2007, 02:32 AM
In January, chunks of the Gardner Expressway came crashing down. In March, it was ice on the CN Tower. And who could forget when part of a billboard ad injured a man after falling at Yonge and Dundas. On Tuesday, yet another dangerous incident took place after a huge slab of marble fell some 60 floors from the tower at First Canadian Place. Incredibly, the huge rock didn't hit anyone as it plummeted to the street below, but officials have no idea if that's the only piece that's loose.
As a result, police have closed down a section of King St. West from York to Bay. No pedestrian or vehicular traffic is being allowed through until further notice. It's not clear what caused the mishap. There was no construction going on at the time.
May 16th, 2007, 02:46 AM
I just heard about that, that's really really dangerous. I wonder what's going to happen now???
May 16th, 2007, 07:09 AM
that's a 4
May 26th, 2007, 01:46 AM
May 26th, 2007, 07:23 AM
6.5/10. Very very dull and boring. The only good thing really is it's height.
June 1st, 2007, 12:28 AM
7 - dull.
June 2nd, 2007, 09:41 AM
8.5 / 10
Simple but nice, and Canada's tallest! :)
June 6th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Quite Dull and average so I vote 5/10. The good thing is the height, and works as a centre piece.
June 6th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Quite boxy 7/10...
cong san muon nam
June 6th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Nothing special at all. 6.5/10
August 24th, 2007, 03:07 PM
massive box 6/10
August 25th, 2007, 02:17 AM