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Old June 1st, 2007, 11:41 PM   #141
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All are amazing shots!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 01:50 AM   #142
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Some pix I took this
and from high above:



Where did you take the above shot from? Thanks.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 07:51 AM   #143
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Superb night lighting. The picture should be taken from higher place (apartment?) or by Superman.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:01 AM   #144
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I took the "above" pics from the fabulous outdoor rooftop bar of the Hyatt Hotel (the old Park Plaza). I had to twist a few arms to get a table... hehe!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:36 AM   #145
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Wow!! That renovation really is amazing! I'm glad it's finally finished. I didn't even realize it was ready for opening, I just drove by it coming home in a taxi cab this past Tuesday night (May 29th) and I saw it and only then I realized that it was opening soon... it was all lighted up too. This will be a great enhancement to the ROM and another addition to make our wold-class city even better! I haven't been to the ROM in years (since grade school), but I will definately go sometime soon to check out this architectural wonder!


Thanks for taking those great pics!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:43 AM   #146
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Another stunning Libeskind building!

Word of warning though....Libeskind's interiors don't really leave much to the imagination apart from slanting walls and confusing corridors and despite the fantastic out of this world facade and form of the new extension, I wouldn't get too excited about the interior.

Of course though, this is just my opinion based on my experience in Berlin's Jewish Museum and this extension might be completely different so don't bite me head off!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:24 PM   #147
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I took the "above" pics from the fabulous outdoor rooftop bar of the Hyatt Hotel (the old Park Plaza). I had to twist a few arms to get a table... hehe!
Is the access free or I need to pay my way in?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:02 PM   #148
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Is the access free or I need to pay my way in?
Access is free, but it is a lounge/bar so you pretty much have to buy a drink
to stay. Drinks are $$ but I like it there and have been chummy with the bar and floor staff, so they like me! (plus I am a big tipper, which helps....).
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:28 AM   #149
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Going tomorrow. Can't wait to see the inside.
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Old June 4th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #150
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Saw it yesterday. Its incredible and it will be infinitely better when all the exhibits are done. Libeskind doesn't disappoint.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #151
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I took these today:
























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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #152
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Bloody fantastic shots.... thanks!
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #153
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Wow thats impressive....the angles on that building are so stunning.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #154
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Very interesting
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #155
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This huge hall is empty!

what they will put on it?
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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #156
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wow the inside looks stunning...
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Old June 10th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #157
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The grand opening? From outside it's amazing, no doubt with inside, it's also amazing!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #158
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Looks great. I was pretty impressed.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #159
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Crack open the Crystal; Royal Ontario Museum's Michael Lee-Chin gala
9 June 2007
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At the height of the gala season, the opening of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum proved to be the most sparkling night of all. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the controversial addition is the jewel in the crown of the museum's $270-million Renaissance ROM expansion project.

It was all very Hollywood, as 500 dapper gents and glamazonian women in floor-length gowns and lots of "crystal" arrived in red-carpet fashion for a first peek inside the museum's provocative new digs. For sheer glamour, shout outs must go to the incredible Mila Mulroney, the stunner Lynda Prince, the always fashion-forward Lonti Ebers (who co-chaired the event with Susan Crocker) and Marilyn Baillie, whose hand-embroidered silk evening coat was exquisite. And, of course, extra special props to major ROM cheerleader Hilary Weston in her role as fundraising chair extraordinaire.

Torontonians and visitors from across the country lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Michael Lee-Chin, after whom the building was named (he was the leading donor, contributing $30-million to the building fund), and to ogle other movers and shakers as they arrived at the museum's new Bloor Street entrance. The guest list was simply too hot to handle: You name it, every one of Canada's first families was there.

Models wearing intricately fashioned paper dresses were on hand to greet the honoured guests, who then proceeded to the Samuel Hall/Currelly Gallery for a spectacular Singular Event dinner prepared by the ROM's caterer, Restaurant Associates' Tim McLaughlin. It was a sold-out affair, with tables going for as much as $50,000 a pop!

Following the dinner, guests joined an additional 500 Big Bang party guests for an evening of frolic throughout the Crystal. Each of the five floors boasted a different theme, including a jazz club that was still hopping at 3 a.m.

Like the cat who ate the canary, the ROM's director and CEO, William Thorsell, was all smiles as he pronounced the opening night gala a stunning success: "The Singular Event and Big Bang Party brought all the ROM's major donors together for the celebration of a great new public space. To paraphrase: Rarely has such generosity derived such pleasure in creating wonder for so many."
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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #160
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Ha, I snuck into that gala event! It was awesome I must say! They had a fabulous string quartet on the main floor too. I wrote about it in my blog http://dudemiester.blogspot.com Mind you, I didn't go to the dinner. I was just in the Big Bang party. It's a beautiful building, that's for sure!
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