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Old December 30th, 2016, 12:07 AM   #21
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I'd much prefer a solid 300m tower that will actually be built.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 03:08 AM   #22
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Here's a more recent abandonment. Left like this since 2015.





Here's the building in relation to the area:

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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #23
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The Great Depression halted the construction of College Park in Toronto. It would have been the largest retail and office complex in the world upon completion. It would have been our Empire State Building, all be it shorter and fatter. Only 1 corner was finished when the stock market crashed. Construction never resumed, but that corner still exists in downtown Toronto today.

If the Great Depression never happened, Toronto (and likely Montreal) would have a number of tall art deco towers standing in their cores today. In reality, only a few exist and none over 200m. It's a shame because New York pushed ahead with their ESB despite the market crash. We should have done the same.

Eatons College Park, TORONTO


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OUCH! That's quite the failure... Sorry to hear that.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 11:58 AM   #25
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OUCH! That's quite the failure... Sorry to hear that.
There's a 2 volume book called 'Unbuilt Toronto' filled with projects unrealized but College Park stands out as an especially painful one.





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The upper floors (The Carlu) of the built part of College Park was restored to its former glory. A few years ago it was opened up to the public and its absolutely gorgeous.

We will never get the full College Park but there's still hope that the second corner can be finished. Only the 1st floor was built and decades later an awful addition was added. It will eventually have to come down and the only thing that would work is to finish that corner to match the full corner that was built.

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The Great Depression halted the construction of College Park in Toronto. It would have been the largest retail and office complex in the world upon completion. It would have been our Empire State Building, all be it shorter and fatter. Only 1 corner was finished when the stock market crashed. Construction never resumed, but that corner still exists in downtown Toronto today.

If the Great Depression never happened, Toronto (and likely Montreal) would have a number of tall art deco towers standing in their cores today. In reality, only a few exist and none over 200m. It's a shame because New York pushed ahead with their ESB despite the market crash. We should have done the same.

Eatons College Park, TORONTO


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Estadio Nuevo Mestalla, Valencia, Spain.

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