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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #61
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Further revision of the design



More in here - http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2015/08/...ment-continues
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Old August 21st, 2015, 12:29 AM   #62
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the base is a bit of a downgrade, but the tower portion is still eye-catching. I like the crown they've added. This redesign - especially the base - reminds me a lot of Richard Roger's 3 WTC.





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Old August 21st, 2015, 01:16 AM   #63
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Though not as "eye catching" as the previous proposal, this one is still very powerful. I find the base much more engaging and prominent (particularly with the pillars) than 1 Bloor east next door. A definite "icon" in the skyline.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 02:35 AM   #64
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the floorplate reminds me of the super luxury towers going up in NYC today.

Agreed that the top is much better.

All in all, I would say this is about an even trade from the first version.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 11:04 AM   #65
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Demolition at the site:


New Condo Site at Bloor and Yonge by David Dietlein, on Flickr
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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:14 AM   #66
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I might add that Buffalo might eventually become far more integrated into the Golden Horseshoe economy than it is presently. Massive GO Train investment will make frequent all day service to Niagara Falls a reality. It's conceivable that it one day extend to Buffalo.
When you look at the horseshoe, it does appear "unfinished" in a way. One massive highway linking Rochester, Niagara Falls and the Canadian horseshoe cities may be in order. I'm talking right against Lake Ontario by the way.

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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:39 AM   #67
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Demolition at the site:


New Condo Site at Bloor and Yonge by David Dietlein, on Flickr
I like the elimination of curbs I've been seeing on some streets in the Financial District. Is there a name for this project?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 04:56 PM   #68
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Great addition to already awesome city. It was mistake not to visit Toronto, when I was in Niagara Falls/Detroit back in 2010. Definite vacationn destination of 2016/2017.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 10:01 PM   #69
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I like the elimination of curbs I've been seeing on some streets in the Financial District. Is there a name for this project?
I believe this pdf explains what's going on: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...dJMVMFwi7EbWbQ

The design reminds me of the Times Square pavement reconstruction project that's now wrapping up.
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Desertpunk, that link you posted is to what are known as "TWISies" (pronounced Twizzies), or "Tactile Warning Indicator Strips", and are now being installed at every intersection in Ontario as they come up for reconstruction. They are being installed to assist the blind in knowing when they come to an intersection, from my understanding. You will note that they do not exist on the corner of Yonge and Bloor yet, as it was reconstructed with granite pavers before the introduction of TWISies, which have only been around for 2 years. Bloor Street was rebuilt with Granite pavers in (I believe) 2012. There are still curbs along the entirety of the street, the sidewalk simply dips down at intersections to allow for wheelchairs to navigate pedestrian crossings, as they do across North America.

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Meanwhile demolition is continuing at a crawl while the proposal goes through the approvals process at City Hall..


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Old December 4th, 2015, 03:59 AM   #71
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Desertpunk, that link you posted is to what are known as "TWISies" (pronounced Twizzies), or "Tactile Warning Indicator Strips", and are now being installed at every intersection in Ontario as they come up for reconstruction. They are being installed to assist the blind in knowing when they come to an intersection, from my understanding. You will note that they do not exist on the corner of Yonge and Bloor yet, as it was reconstructed with granite pavers before the introduction of TWISies, which have only been around for 2 years. Bloor Street was rebuilt with Granite pavers in (I believe) 2012. There are still curbs along the entirety of the street, the sidewalk simply dips down at intersections to allow for wheelchairs to navigate pedestrian crossings, as they do across North America.

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Thanks for the clarification!

Those granite pavers are really attractive so I hope the new ones use similar materials.
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Thanks for the clarification!

Those granite pavers are really attractive so I hope the new ones use similar materials.
The TWISies look like this when installed.. albeit on a regular concrete sidewalk. They can be installed on any type of sidewalk.


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Old December 4th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #73
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the site from above, by Benito at UT

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Old December 5th, 2015, 06:10 PM   #74
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Really nice design! Is this approved? Once demolition is finished they will begin?
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Old December 5th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #75
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I like the elimination of curbs I've been seeing on some streets in the Financial District. Is there a name for this project?
The curb is still there... the road is not flush with the sidewalk, or water would not drain properly and would spread all over the sidewalk.
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Really nice design! Is this approved? Once demolition is finished they will begin?
Not approved yet, no. Its been in the process for a while now however, so I wouldn't be surprised if it is approved soon. As for when construction begins, When first proposed the developer was discussing starting construction ASAP as there are apparently some high profile retail tenants (rumour has it Apple has the ground floor unit) lined up who want to move in.

TB, Curbs can be eliminated, they did it in front of Union Station. You just need to put in some more expensive storm water infrastructure. Doesn't happen often as it is quite pricey.
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Not approved yet, no. Its been in the process for a while now however, so I wouldn't be surprised if it is approved soon. As for when construction begins, When first proposed the developer was discussing starting construction ASAP as there are apparently some high profile retail tenants (rumour has it Apple has the ground floor unit) lined up who want to move in.

TB, Curbs can be eliminated, they did it in front of Union Station. You just need to put in some more expensive storm water infrastructure. Doesn't happen often as it is quite pricey.
I thought that Apple were going to 1 Bloor East. Is that not the case?
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No, its long been a rumour, but the more recent news is that Nordstrom Rack will be taking that space.

One Bloor West is better suited for Apple anyway.
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Is 'The One' approved or are they just site clearing regardless?
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not approved yet.

There was a re-submission to the city with architectural plans in December, so its moving through. I would expect a final report to council sometime in the coming months for final approval.

http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20T...ns_dec2015.pdf

Some slight design changes have come with this resubmission, including an increase in height to 340.60 meters, or 1,117 feet, with 85 floors.







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