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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:30 AM   #61
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i realized after that i made the mistake with l tower LOL.

i didn't include 45 bay as we haven't heard anything about it for 3 years.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:44 AM   #62
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Its actually a pretty cool looking tower. I wouldn't mind something like that being build in Toronto.
i think with a smaller (not as high) podium and no giant white spire thing on the top it would be a great tower, but its terrible otherwise :S
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #63
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It's cheap architecture. Make a box turn it 5 degrees, make another box place it on top turn another 5 degrees, repeat 40 more times. Zero thought went into it.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #64
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It is just jumping on the now-old trend of twisties and faux-twisties. Trouble with jumping on trends at the end is that normally the result is over-the-top in order to get noticed. That is exactly what happened at the end of the PoMo trend that was big in the '80's (not that it has actually ended in all cities).

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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #65
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Details on height in metres:

90 HARBOUR ST

Ward 28 - Tor & E.York OPA / Rezoning 11 295626 STE 28 OZ Oct 19, 2011 Oct 19, 2011

PROPERTY KNOWN AS BOTH 90 Harbour and 1 York St., PROPERTY KNOWN AS BOTH 90 Harbour Street and 1 York Street, Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning application for new mixed use development - proposing 3 buildings (1 office building and 2 residential towers) with a common podium ranging from 4 to 9 stories. Office building - 31 stories (150 metres); Two residential buildings of 70 stories (239.5m) each with a total of 1426 dwelling units for both buildings. Shared parking with office and residential tower - 4 levels below grade - 791 parking spaces - (residential parkings spaces 411 - Commercial spaces - 380). 1300 bicycle parking spaces.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #66
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So, they probably won't start to break ground until March 2012.

March 2012 - March 2013 - Digging the Foundation
March 2013 - March 2014 - Reaching Ground Level
March 2014 - March 2016 - Topping out
March 2016 - September 2016 - Finishing Touches

I guess September 2016 is when this project will be complete....damn almost 5 years
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Old October 28th, 2011, 03:51 AM   #67
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This is a parking lot. Meaning at least 1 year, probably 2 before this gets underway. I think more of a 2018 to 2020 completion.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #68
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Just to bump this so the mods can find it and merge it with the other thread.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #69
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oh that sucks big time
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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #70
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Hopefully we can get something as nice as this 70 story proposal in Chicago at 231.2m.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #71
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Now that is a stunning glass beauty.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #72
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These are gonna tower over the waterfront and change the skyline forever. They're gonna block view of a lot of the CBD. I can't tell you guys how much I hope they aren't gonna look like shit..
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Old October 31st, 2011, 02:41 AM   #73
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Speaking of which, here's a massing rendering done by Canadian National at UT:























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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:06 AM   #74
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Excellent! Let 'em tower!
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:19 AM   #75
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These towers better be tall, strong and dominating.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:30 PM   #76
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Hopefully we can get something as nice as this 70 story proposal in Chicago at 231.2m.

That will be wonderful !
I want something architectural (and/or green), not just a tall ugly building.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:45 AM   #77
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The top of that tower in Chicago is very much like the Leadenhall Building in London. I'd love to see that green quality added to the top. Shangri-La will be another boasting a visibly green roof with trees.

The podium is nice too but even for Chicago I think it will be toned down for money reasons.



Edit: Imagine adding the Front and Simcoe proposal to that massing. The core won't even be visible from the waterfront!!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 03:09 AM   #78
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I was scratching my head over the two references to "green", and then I realized it was referring to the rendering of a few trees in planters on the roof. As common as this is nowadays, it is really little more than trying to pitch the development as a "green" initiative. A few plants on top of a major highrise is more of a "photo-op" thing than anything meaningful. When the tower is built, my guess is that it will look a lot like the RBC Dexia building, but much taller, and with a hat on top that adds a dozen or so storeys to the height.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 03:19 AM   #79
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How do you know that "green" doesn't go any further than "a few trees in planters on the roof?" Why assume the Chicago project's just a greenwashing scam? The quality of the architecture makes me think otherwise. As for 90 Harbour, I'm not sure I like the idea of twin towers dominating the skyline.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 03:40 AM   #80
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Just a guess, same as yours. Maybe I'm being too sceptical.

What is different about the "quality of the architecture"?
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