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Old August 8th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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world's TALLest 500 footer...?


Admittedly a strange title, or is it?

Sometimes a building reads so powerfully at street level that it disguises it's reported height.

Residences of College Park One is just that sort of building (see below).

Supposedly it is a mere 505 feet (52 storeys) tall which may or may not include the curved roof which is presently u/c but not visible from this angle.

Though the extreme camera angle obviously exaggerates the perceived height, anyone who has seen this building in person will agree it looks far taller than its (reported) modest 500 feet.

POST YOUR TOWN'S impossibly tall 500 footers (give or take 10 feet).

Is height in the eye of beholder, or in the architect's imagination/massing/design?

Residences of College Park One

Here it is again viewed from the site of the Met (the curved building u/c - 43 storeys when complete).

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Old August 8th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #2
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agreed college park one does seem alot taller, considering sp!ire is just a tad smaller when it looks alot smaller, cant wait for phase 4 the 200 n sumthing m one..( i think its phase 4)
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Old August 8th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #3
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Just wait for Minto Midtown to be completed. Nothing else in the area is even remotely as tall. In fact, nothing north of the MINT will be as tall (at least until Four Seasons, CP3, etc.) let alone anything in the Y+E area.

It's going to look absolutely huge.

Edit: Actually the Manulife center is taller, but that's it.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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I suppose the tower is located in Toronto..?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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um yes. That building i wierd, because if you go near it, it doesn't look like its only 505 feet tall. It looks much taller.
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