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Old May 28th, 2014, 12:45 PM   #81
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This and Beekman were both designed by Frank Gehry so we have a rough idea what to expect.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 06:38 PM   #82
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I like the shorter tower's design much more than the main tower's.

Also I find it comical that this proposal is 304.3 m or 998.36 ft. Less than two feet away from being a supertall! Like c'mon. I don't know why they didn't just go all the way with this one.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 06:39 PM   #83
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I like the shorter tower's design much more than the main tower's.

Also I find it comical that this proposal is 304.3 m or 998.36 ft. Less than two feet away from being a supertall! Like c'mon. I don't know why they didn't just go all the way with this one.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 06:43 PM   #84
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If only it worked that way. Sometimes it does with boring designs, but with highly creative ones the first rendering is usually the best, with a slow but steady watering down from there.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #85
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I don't understand why they needed those precarious looking boxes on top. Its the early 2000s all over again.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #86
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Sometimes it does with boring designs, but with highly creative ones the first rendering is usually the best
Many are thinking that those original concepts (and they were termed "concepts" at the time by the architect and the developer) were simply the opening salvo in negotiations with the city to get enormous towers approved in an old and much loved neighbourhood. As in, propose A, and then accept B which was what you wanted in the first place.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #87
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An actual supertall for Toronto? Exciting!
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Old May 28th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #88
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Old May 28th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #89
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Definitely a strong similarity, but not exactly the same.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 03:12 AM   #90
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I like the shorter tower's design much more than the main tower's.

Also I find it comical that this proposal is 304.3 m or 998.36 ft. Less than two feet away from being a supertall! Like c'mon. I don't know why they didn't just go all the way with this one.
300 metres is considered a supertall, so this beats that mark by over 4 metres.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #91
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300 metres is considered a supertall, so this beats that mark by over 4 metres.
Ah, did not know that. In that case, good for TO!
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Ew. Gehry strikes again.
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I like Gehry buildings.
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I do too, but I see how they could turn some people off.
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Like Hadid, Gehry's designs are unconventional. I do hope people who don't like this type of design come around eventually. Parisiens hated the Eiffel Tower when it was proposed, but now its celebrated. I've been following this one closely, and Gehry has stated that this proposal will go through many many revisions till he arrives at the finished product.

I am hoping for a move back towards the detailing we saw on the original 3 tower proposal.
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Like Hadid, Gehry's designs are unconventional. I do hope people who don't like this type of design come around eventually. Parisiens hated the Eiffel Tower when it was proposed, but now its celebrated. I've been following this one closely, and Gehry has stated that this proposal will go through many many revisions till he arrives at the finished product.

I am hoping for a move back towards the detailing we saw on the original 3 tower proposal.
Yeah, I expect the design to change a lot before they settle on the final product, given that Gehry said he whipped up this latest design in only 4 weeks. That (among other reasons) is why I'm not too worked up about the latest changes. Each time we see these designs, they're different.
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Yawn...seen this before. Does he really have NOTHING else in the tank?
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Yawn...seen this before. Does he really have NOTHING else in the tank?
Most architects repeat similar variations on a theme.
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Yawn...seen this before. Does he really have NOTHING else in the tank?
Isn't that a bit like expecting Mies to propose something that isn't 'International Style'?
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Yeah, I expect the design to change a lot before they settle on the final product, given that Gehry said he whipped up this latest design in only 4 weeks. That (among other reasons) is why I'm not too worked up about the latest changes. Each time we see these designs, they're different.
Considering his process, anything is possible.

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