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Old May 13th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #3541
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Old May 13th, 2014, 05:24 AM   #3542
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Old May 13th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #3543
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Great picture. Yes, new glass buildings are a big part of the mix because we have been going through one of the biggest booms of our history this past decade, but they are still only part of the mix. There are plenty or building types and finishes in the city, but people seem to be focused only on glass.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #3544
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Great picture. Yes, new glass buildings are a big part of the mix because we have been going through one of the biggest booms of our history this past decade, but they are still only part of the mix. There are plenty or building types and finishes in the city, but people seem to be focused only on glass.
Glass buildings are the new trend...after 30 years something else will replace glass as exterior of building
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Old May 13th, 2014, 10:31 AM   #3545
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #3546
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There are plenty or building types and finishes in the city, but people seem to be focused only on glass.
The focus is on glass because the vast majority of buildings built in the last 10 years, U/C now, and proposed are all glass towers. The buildings with different exteriors were already there before the boom started. The best illustration is to look at a "new" area of the skyline, ie the harborfront. The only break from the blue glass there is a little bit of blue-green glass. It looks like a scene out of a dystopian future. Some nice individual buildings, but the sum (of the waterfront skyline) is less than the parts.

I made the comparison a while ago to ice cream. Mint chip is my favorite flavor, but I also like/love probably 100 flavors of ice cream. While mint chip is technically the "best", I'm not always in the mood for it. Can't forget oreo, raspberry, vanilla, cookie dough, etc..... Point is, I enjoy other types, and it prevents me from getting sick of my favorite flavor. It seems like Toronto decided that all they have needed for the past 10+ years is just the mint chip. In this case, I think it's too much of a "good thing". Try some other flavors, Toronto!
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:36 PM   #3547
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Old May 13th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #3549
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This Is the Banner Jan would Post for Miami,The Post is # 3368 on page 10 , of this thread Its perfect and can be cropped into a banner , with the trees included , its a perfect City skyline banner !!

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Old May 13th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #3550
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Chuck, I think I like this one better. What do you think? In the one above, the trees on the right kind of ruin it for me.

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Old May 13th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #3551
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Chuck, what about this one? We wouldn't even have to ask permission to use this one.

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The focus is on glass because the vast majority of buildings built in the last 10 years, U/C now, and proposed are all glass towers. The buildings with different exteriors were already there before the boom started. The best illustration is to look at a "new" area of the skyline, ie the harborfront. The only break from the blue glass there is a little bit of blue-green glass. It looks like a scene out of a dystopian future. Some nice individual buildings, but the sum (of the waterfront skyline) is less than the parts.

I made the comparison a while ago to ice cream. Mint chip is my favorite flavor, but I also like/love probably 100 flavors of ice cream. While mint chip is technically the "best", I'm not always in the mood for it. Can't forget oreo, raspberry, vanilla, cookie dough, etc..... Point is, I enjoy other types, and it prevents me from getting sick of my favorite flavor. It seems like Toronto decided that all they have needed for the past 10+ years is just the mint chip. In this case, I think it's too much of a "good thing". Try some other flavors, Toronto!
There's no doubt that blue/green glass towers are dominating this current building boom, but keep in mind that over the last 10 years so many towers have been built and are currently under construction in Toronto that there have still been more non blue/green glass towers built and U/C here than the total number of towers that most other cities have built in that time all together.
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Chuck, what about this one? We wouldn't even have to ask permission to use this one.

That's The One and Only The Best one yet QuantumX, Our SSC Friendly Family Miami Moderator and # 1 Photo banner Friend,
Jan, Our SSC Friendly Family Founder and Administrator and Friend, Will Like this Great Photo of Yours the Best of Miami and The Beaches !!
It's Great Steve, and Let's Go Miami Cranes !!
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Old May 14th, 2014, 05:49 AM   #3555
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Thanks, Chuck! I love the color in this one!
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Old May 14th, 2014, 08:19 AM   #3556
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The focus is on glass because the vast majority of buildings built in the last 10 years, U/C now, and proposed are all glass towers. The buildings with different exteriors were already there before the boom started. The best illustration is to look at a "new" area of the skyline, ie the harborfront. The only break from the blue glass there is a little bit of blue-green glass. It looks like a scene out of a dystopian future. Some nice individual buildings, but the sum (of the waterfront skyline) is less than the parts.

I made the comparison a while ago to ice cream. Mint chip is my favorite flavor, but I also like/love probably 100 flavors of ice cream. While mint chip is technically the "best", I'm not always in the mood for it. Can't forget oreo, raspberry, vanilla, cookie dough, etc..... Point is, I enjoy other types, and it prevents me from getting sick of my favorite flavor. It seems like Toronto decided that all they have needed for the past 10+ years is just the mint chip. In this case, I think it's too much of a "good thing". Try some other flavors, Toronto!

If you check out the international development sections you will see that glass clad structures have been a bit of a trend right around the world. Toronto just happened to get a lot more construction during this period than most other cities, and therefore got a lot more glass clad buildings. There are lots of new projects going up or under proposal now in Toronto and they are bringing something new to the table. My point is that people focus, and often even obsess on the brand new neighbourhoods like City Place or Southcore ( I suppose because of the natural tendency to photograph the city from the Toronto Islands) that used to be wasteland and brownfields a mere decade ago, whereas there is a lot more to Toronto than just those new neighbourhoods. In other words they are part of the mix, but they are not even close to being the entire mix as some people seem to assume.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 10:01 AM   #3557
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If you check out the international development sections you will see that glass clad structures have been a bit of a trend right around the world. Toronto just happened to get a lot more construction during this period than most other cities, and therefore got a lot more glass clad buildings.
And blue and green glass at that. I like the trend!
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