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Old September 18th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #4201
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I like a rich tapestry of styles, materials, colours, textures from different eras. Most cities (mine included) have gone way over board in their use of glass. Montreal has avoided that thus far. When the all glass craze comes to an end I'll crack open a bottle of Dom.

Can I have a glass of Dom, please!

In fairness I have to say that Montreal has "avoided it thus far" only because there has been so little construction in the past 20 years.... maybe only one or two tall towers have been built, and they were glass
as has been the style of the past generation. A city like Toronto is bound to have more of these towers considering the amount of construction that has gone on in the same time frame.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 09:30 AM   #4202
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Old September 18th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #4203
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Old September 19th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #4204
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Is that green spiral building existing, or is that a rendering? It looks so much like a rendering inserted into a photo.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #4205
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Is that green spiral building existing, or is that a rendering? It looks so much like a rendering inserted into a photo.
It's a real building.

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Old September 19th, 2014, 05:47 PM   #4206
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Old September 19th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #4207
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I think that are only counting buildings that are topped out or completed. Would that make a difference as far as you're concerned?
Yes, it's topped out or completed and it doesn't make sense that there's been 3 times less finished in that calendar year than the prior year.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #4208
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Can I have a glass of Dom, please!

In fairness I have to say that Montreal has "avoided it thus far" only because there has been so little construction in the past 20 years.... maybe only one or two tall towers have been built, and they were glass
as has been the style of the past generation. A city like Toronto is bound to have more of these towers considering the amount of construction that has gone on in the same time frame.
Montreal was quite lucky in when it had big growth spurts. And yes you can have a glass of Dom. Maybe even 2.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #4209
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Can we have the Dom even if glass does not fall out of vogue as a cladding material? Hmmm?? Pretty please?
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Old September 19th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #4210
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Old September 20th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #4211
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I counted like 11 cranes in that Seattle picture. The city must be booming!
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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:04 AM   #4212
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This is a great Toronto find by Juan Paulo. Is that One Bloor in the foreground on the right?
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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #4213
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I counted like 11 cranes in that Seattle picture. The city must be booming!
Yeah there really is quite a construction boom going on in Seattle right now. Reminds me of Toronto in that regard. That area near Seattle Center (where the picture was taken from) is particularly busy, with a lot of high quality, low and midrise construction taking place.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #4214
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This is a great Toronto find by Juan Paulo. Is that One Bloor in the foreground on the right?
I am not sure but I think it is. The picture is dated May 10th so it is a bit outdated. In May One Bloor would have been about the height it shows on the picture
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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:59 AM   #4215
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You guys are looking at U Condos. One Bloor is not visible in that shot; it would be to the left of the frame on the reverse side.
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Yeah, back in May One Bloor was only a few floors above ground.
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Can we have the Dom even if glass does not fall out of vogue as a cladding material? Hmmm?? Pretty please?
Certainly, how about you buy the Dom till the change over happens. I'll buy the celebratory bottle. Sounds like an equitable arrangement.
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I counted like 11 cranes in that Seattle picture. The city must be booming!
Vancouver's got it's work cut out for it if it wants to stay with Seattle. I don't usually post Vancouver photos, but do like this one:


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