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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #21
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That night render looks like a tornado
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #22
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I didn't like it much at first... but it is growing on me....
I would certainly not call it or the other candidates an atrocity, though.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #23
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Props to Canuck... this thread will live for weeks. BTW... I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:36 AM   #24
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i really like the building design.. can't wait to see it. does any one know when it will start and will be completed
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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:52 AM   #25
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This is an incredibly designed building if it can be built. Looks really challenging to me, but then again, I am not an architect.

It's a pity that I won't be able to see this very often. But nevertheless, a great landmark for Missi.

BTW: 50 Storeys & 500+ ft.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #26
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i really like the building design.. can't wait to see it. does any one know when it will start and will be completed
CTV reported construction to begin in November with a 2009 completion date.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #27
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Props to Canuck... this thread will live for weeks. BTW... I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
Thanks Elliot, I choose the title wisely. Those who are curious will be rewarded, while the un-curious will be missing out on this amazing looking building.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #28
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"This is an incredibly designed building if it can be built. Looks really challenging to me, but then again, I am not an architect."

This tower will not be a challenge to any proper contractor. Building the Empire State back in the 30's WAS A CHALLENGE. These projects are a cakewalk, the only problem is patience and time with measurements, cuts, ect...
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #29
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I can't wait until they release the interior renderings
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:45 AM   #30
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Take that, twist the shoulders and voila!
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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #31
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I actually prefer the Zeidler Partnership design...however it would never draw as much attention as the so called "Marilyn Monroe." It will be a good landmark for the city...not just another regular condo.
Also, I'm satisfied with the location.

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Old March 30th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #32
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so which of the 2 50 story proposed towers in Mississauga is this,

The Absolute or Parkside Village - Tower 1 (154m)?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #33
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This is the Absolute.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #34
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This is an incredibly designed building if it can be built. Looks really challenging to me, but then again, I am not an architect.

It's a pity that I won't be able to see this very often. But nevertheless, a great landmark for Missi.

BTW: 50 Storeys & 500+ ft.
I noticed in the Star yesterday that the architects are already being a
bit cagey about the final product, with lots of talk that the design "will evolve", and important to "keep the original spirit", etc... I hope that it does not get too watered down once they sit down and try to figure out how $$
it will be to build.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 03:16 PM   #35
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You know I'm seeing a kinda Douglas Cardinal thing going on with the curvy topographic shapes (in a much more vertical way).

Hey there's a thought... a Cardinal-designer scraper.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #36
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That is one of the coolest/most beautiful designs I have ever seen
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Old April 7th, 2006, 01:40 AM   #37
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I like the last design on the right best, the two tower green one.

This one is gonna look so weird when built!
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Old April 7th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #38
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Thats a beauty! It sure wasn't a very impressive contest in terms of overall quality though. Most of the other designes look pretty fugly.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #39
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The other buildings look horrible in that little crappy picture they released on the website, while in reality most are really complex. For instance, the one green, randomly coloured one has giant mirrors at the top that were suppose to reflect natural light down a hollow common core that would then reflect into individual units to reduce costs. Also, the outside was suppose to have some sort of clear plastic wrapping thing that would come out when it rained (The architects were British so they said they hated that they couldn't sit on their balcony when it rained b/c they'd get wet).
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This was the original design, but they toned it down a little:

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