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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:03 AM   #81
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:08 AM   #82
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Don't flatter yourself. TOs Cityplace does not even begin to compare to the original in Vancouver built by the same developer. Even though van's buildings are very similar they have more variety , more parkland, and most importantly are directly connected to the city grid without the interuption of a freeway.[IMG][IMG]ht

What I will concede is that Toronto has the height
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I am certainly not convinced of that at all. I think firstly one has to wait
til the Toronto project is completed, and secondly I was not greatly impressed by the spanking new neighbourhoods when I was in Vancouver. The sidewalks
seemed perversely empty. Cars on the street disappear under the new
condos, and no one seems to be on street level. In the evenings the
place seemed dead.
The two projects strike me as being very similar.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #83
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Don't flatter yourself. TOs Cityplace does not even begin to compare to the original in Vancouver built by the same developer.
I wouldn't want so many bland buildings anyways. You guys seem to enjoy yours though.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:21 AM   #84
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I wouldn't want so many bland buildings anyways. You guys seem to enjoy yours though.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:48 AM   #85
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You know, you're right.....

So many of those towers in Vancouver are clones of each other to the extent that it does looks bland now. Variety seems to be out the window...
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Old December 18th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #86
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Even though van's buildings are very similar they have more variety , more parkland, and most importantly are directly connected to the city grid without the interuption of a freeway
There is no variety to be found in such a quantity of characterless design, as anybody living outside of Vancouver will attest. The word moderation has been entirely ignored in both situations, although this problem is visibly much more acute in Vancouver. For Toronto, it will serve as a dull and ugly testiment to the dangers of early 21rst century over-excessiveness. Praise God this monsterous development is concentrated in as small an area as possible so as not to dilute the exquisite architectural diversity that can be found in Toronto.

You would do well to better inform yourself from now on, rather then relying on such ridiculous ideas to attack a mediocre development. One can easily see that the development is in no way bisected by a highway, but is in fact connected to the city by one of downtown's main arteries. It does seem that it is seperated from the lakeshore's boardwalks and parks, as is the rest of downtown. Fortunately, none too many are discouraged from a brisk walk beneath an elevated highway or a quick ride on a streetcar to access the waterfront's ammenities. Thank God for public transit. The developer has proposed that 22 of 45 acres of the development be preserved for a 'parkland system'. If that is insufficient, then there is of course the harbourfront, and Clarence square. Not to mention, if one does grow bored of parks and the like (not to mention subzero temperatures in their frigid winters), there is always the world's third theatre capital, a Chinatown close at hand (albeit the one in Toronto makes for safe forays), and such an abudance of activities and comforts that are already established.

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Old December 18th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #87
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So many of those towers in Vancouver are clones of each other to the extent that it does looks bland now. Variety seems to be out the window...

I would agree that Van has many clone towers that look too much alike.To say that Van loooks bland now is an over statement.Vancouver loves its sleek glass towers.Most people probably don't realize this but Van in the 60s was one of the first cities in North America to build all glass modernist towers. It's funny though how nobody ever gives credit where credit is due.

Completely experimental communities have been created in Vancouver and are being copied in different ways throughout the world.Planners from Seattle, Dubai ,San Fransisco, Portland and even Hong Kong have taken lessons from Van and applied them in there own ways.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #88
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I don't know about TO, but Vancouver's greyish blueish towers match the sky really well most of the year. Earthy colours or black (shudders) seem oddly out of place. But yah, the False Creek dev etc do seem fairly empty of people.....i had no idea TO had so many big projects....
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Old December 20th, 2005, 03:59 AM   #89
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Old December 20th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #90
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I don't know about TO, but Vancouver's greyish blueish towers match the sky really well most of the year. Earthy colours or black (shudders) seem oddly out of place. But yah, the False Creek dev etc do seem fairly empty of people.....i had no idea TO had so many big projects....
....and those aren't even the "heavy hitters".....Ritz, Caddilac, Trump, BA, Shangri, Four Seasons.....the list goes on
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Old December 20th, 2005, 05:33 AM   #91
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Beside signature tower, i really dont like this project at all. I dont know if any of you from Toronto have been there recently but it is completely empty. Though i enjoy living in quiet neighbourhoods, they dont really belong in downtown. And its the same in Vancouver except at a much larger level. Thank god TOs development is concenterated in one area and thus doesnt destroy the over all feel of downtown.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:03 AM   #92
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Beside signature tower, i really dont like this project at all. I dont know if any of you from Toronto have been there recently but it is completely empty. Though i enjoy living in quiet neighbourhoods, they dont really belong in downtown. And its the same in Vancouver except at a much larger level. Thank god TOs development is concenterated in one area and thus doesnt destroy the over all feel of downtown.
Uhmmm... well, maybe one possible reason it is so 'empty' is that it is only
half built. Don't you think maybe it would be fair to let the project finish
it before you label it 'empty'.
I od'd on green and blue glass buildings in Vancouver, and I can assure you
they look completely bland after about the millionth one. People in Vancouver
should stop *shuddering* at other colours (even black) or their city is going
to look silly.
Look at that awful mess of an office tower downtown that is half black (on
the bottom) and half clear on the top, because a dogmatic city council made
them switch half way through. Boy, that taught them a lesson not to build
with black glass.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 06:58 AM   #93
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I would agree that Van has many clone towers that look too much alike.To say that Van loooks bland now is an over statement.Vancouver loves its sleek glass towers.Most people probably don't realize this but Van in the 60s was one of the first cities in North America to build all glass modernist towers. It's funny though how nobody ever gives credit where credit is due.

Completely experimental communities have been created in Vancouver and are being copied in different ways throughout the world.Planners from Seattle, Dubai ,San Fransisco, Portland and even Hong Kong have taken lessons from Van and applied them in there own ways.

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 02:34 AM   #94
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I can't hepl paying more attention to theCN Tower than to CP.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 02:37 AM   #95
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Can't help looking at the CN Tower rather than the CP
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:32 AM   #96
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Old December 30th, 2005, 02:39 AM   #97
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Cool, I went up the tower tuesday night and that lighting is really kick ass
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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #98
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I hate those train tracks....but other than that, the pic is great
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Old January 1st, 2006, 05:12 AM   #99
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Hey, they may look bland but at least they have night lighting

Cityplace's "Warm By Night"
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:47 AM   #100
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It looks a fantastic place to live. A tower, with great views, near the city center... What more we can expect?

How many costs a flat on this towers?
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